COMMON WORKPLACE WASTE OF AN AVERAGE OFFICE EMPLOYEE
For an average office employee, they use approximately:
- 500 coffee cups annually
- 10,000 sheets of paper
- 156 single-use plastic bottles annually
- 276 pounds of food waste annually
Every type of waste listed above can be eliminated completely by existing technologies or even just practical solutions. There will be 500 less coffee cups if there is an office pantry that has usable mugs for the convenience of the workers. 10,000 sheets of paper can be substituted with digital copies of documents which can be communicated online. 156 plastic bottles can be removed from growing waste if we invest in simple tumblers, and 276 pounds of food can be saved if we only buy what we can consume.
However, even if all these solutions are given to the employees, if they are unwilling to sacrifice their consumerist lifestyle, they will always tend to live unsustainably. Thus, the first step to a greener workplace starts from within.
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