Welcome to the 14th "Green" Tips Message. This message is sent to all subscribing users on a weekly basis providing simple tips on becoming more Green! This article is part of Earth911’s “Green Eight” series, where they showcase eight ways to green your life in various areas.This week's message provides simple tips on:
8 Ways to Green Your Office
1. Check Out Soy-Based Ink
Ink made from soybeans is not only better for the environment but better for your company’s bottom line, as well. Soy-based ink benefits:
1. Lower levels of volatile organic compounds than ink made from petroleum meaning less harmful toxins emitted
Soy-based ink is currently only available for commercial printers, not your office printers or ballpoint pens.
2. Eliminate Vending Machine Waste
Coffee-making vending machines may save you from caffeine-withdrawal headaches in the morning, but they don’t help out the environment. If your office vending machine dispenses its own cups, make sure they are recyclable or see if the machine allows you to use your own reusable mug instead of dispensing a plastic cup each time it makes a beverage.
1. Provide machines that allow employees to make their own beverages.