Although the Earth will survive for millions of years until death of the Sun, humanity won't. Global warming, climate change, greenhouse effect, ozone depletion – scientists have been warning us day after day that human choices are wrecking our environment and making it tougher for the next generation to survive. We are our own worst enemy.
Fortunately, it's not too late. We can make a difference. We don’t have to be scientists or politicians. We can do our part in preserving our Earth by starting in the workplace, where a large portion of our days are spent
Different types of wastes affect the environment in distinct ways. Some can help while others are poisonous. To ensure that the bad is left out, it's best to segregate trash into biodegardable or organic waste and non-biodegradable or recyclable trash. Biodegradable waste can be used as fertilizer for the office garden or sent to where it can be of some use. Non-biodegradables can often be reused in the office or given to trash collectors for recycling.
Use old print-outs as scratch papers
When trying to compose a business letter or to expound on newly conceived idea, you do not always have use a new sheet of paper. Use the back of an old-print out. It may not save the office a lot, but it can save the Earth a tree branch.
Fix a broken table than buy a new one
Although it can be troublesome to keep a broken table or chair, a DIY revamp can make it as good as new. It can help the office save another few bucks and it can also save a whole tree this time!
Bring your own coffee mug or water glass
Coffee is often served in K-Cups that are only for one-time use. Likewise water is bought in plastic bottles. Thoughtlessly throwing them away after every serving increase your landfill footprint. By bringing your own coffee mug or water glass, you can keep your self hydrated withouted harming the environment.
Use diluted coffee ground as fertilizer
Next time you need a caffeine fix in the morning, don’t dispose the coffee grounds after brewing. Instead, put them in a container for future use as fertizilizer. Coffee grounds are a good source of nitrogen for plants.
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