five Rs of sustainability

Implementing the “5 Rs” of Eco-Conscious Living in the Office

If you know anything about sustainable living, the chances are that you’ve heard of something known as the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The actual truth of the matter is that these have been extended to five Rs, with Rot and Refuse being added in recent years.

Now, if you run something like an SEO agency of other predominately digitally-based business, you’re probably wondering how these affect you. If you want to find out, continue reading about how you can implement the five Rs of eco-conscious living in the office.

  1. Reduce

Although it may seem obvious once you’ve finished reading this article, it’s generally extremely easy to reduce-your-use-of-consumable-items. Let’s take disposable plastic cups as a quick example.

These aren’t directly related to the day-to-day running of most businesses, but many offices have a water cooler with plastic cups in the lobby or break room. Rather than using these, reduce your waste by purchasing a nice stainless steel water bottle. It’s that easy.

  1. Reuse

Now, this one can be a little difficult to apply in the office, but there are still plenty of cases where it can be used. For example, if you’re a person who likes to take physical notes with a paper and pen, you could reuse scrap paper that has only been printed on one side. Over the course of a few months, you will likely end up saving kilos of paper.

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May 10, 2020