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5 items to make your workday more eco-friendly

Earth Day is April 22 each year. It is a day when we ponder the importance of being kind to our planet. We really should be taking care of the Earth every single day of every single year instead of just one, and now is a fabulous time to start. Consider that paper napkin you grab at lunchtime. Reach for a reusable one instead. Do you have an empty plastic water bottle on your desk? Make sure you dispose of it in the recycle bin rather than the garbage can, or better yet, refill it again and again. Perhaps someone could suggest installing a water cooler in the office to cut down on plastic waste. Maybe someone else could initiate a ride-share program among employees to reduce fuel emissions. The list is, quite literally, endless, and if we all do our part, we can make a difference. 

We’ve put together this list of fantastic products to give you and your office a jumping-off point. One drop in a bucket doesn’t amount to much but imagine if you multiplied that drop by 50, and then by another 50. Pretty soon you’d have a full bucket. All it takes is small changes to have an enormous impact!

Say that a person works an average of 260 days per year. That would mean that these (seemingly) small changes would be equal to approximately 1040 items (between the paper lunch bags, plastic grocery bags, napkins, and disposable coffee cups) that don’t wind up in landfills. Now imagine if everyone in your office did the same thing. And so did everyone in the office next door, and the next one … Yowza! Mother Earth would be beaming for sure. Every day should be Earth Day because we live on Earth every day! Small changes have enormous impacts, and it all starts with you!

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