5 Tips for Staying Waste-Free at Work


It’s tough to keep your environmental impact to a minimum while you’re away from home. But every small change you can make to your workplace routine to reduce your waste will have a large impact.

Check out these 5 simple tips for staying waste-free at work, and cut the footprint of your workday in half!

1. Pack your own lunch

Bringing your own lunch and snacks to the office in reusable containers not only reduces packaging waste, but can also help you make healthier food choices and save you money. To get you started on your low-waste, low-budget revolution, check out these sustainable lunch and snack recipes that are perfect for the office. 

2. Launch a Fill it Forward program at your office

The Fill it Forward program is an easy way to commit to sustainability. With Cupanion products and the Fill it Forward app you can track your impact, give clean water, earn prizes, and track your hydration.

3. Take paperless notes

Whether it means carrying a tablet or a laptop to a meeting, instead of writing things down on paper that often gets thrown out or converted to digital anyway, capturing notes electronically saves on waste and on time!

4. Make your commute eco-friendly

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that transportation is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, particularly due to single-occupancy vehicles. Transfer to environmentally friendly travel solutions by being open to other forms of transportation. This can include carpooling with a co-worker, using public transit systems and biking to the office.

5. Be ready with reusables

Reduce single-use plates, cups, cutlery, and shopping bags by being prepared with reusable alternatives ahead of time. Keep reusables including reusable water bottles, coffee cups, and shopping bags, at your desk to help you reduce waste before it starts.

BONUS TIP: Give your employees a reusable water bottle

Our last tip to making your office space a waste-free environment is to surprise your employees with a reusable that is customized with your company’s logo on it. You will save on single-use water bottles, promote wellness, and get free advertising when they carry it outside the office.

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