Comtec Eco Tips

Easy eco tips for the office:

Here are easy eco tips to make your office greener:

Easy notepads:

If your office uses a lot of paper, before recycling build a stack of about 50 sheets, then cut into quarters leaving 4 smaller stacks of paper. Attach a bulldog clip to the top, and you have your own eco-friendly notepad, sketch pad or jotter. You won’t need to buy any more and you can re-use the clip afterwards. When finished, recycle the paper as normal!

Reuse padded envelopes:

If you receive a padded envelope through the post, instead of tearing them carefully open the top, being careful not to rip the paper too much. The envelope can then be reused again. Simply put a label with the new address over the old one, stick a layer of tape over the opening at the top. Once secure you can post it again. This can be done several times!

Ditch the plastic cups:

Avoid using disposable plastic cups since this can produce an exorbitant amount of waste as hundreds of cups can be thrown out every day. The simple solution is bring your own cup!

Switch Off: Energy usage of many companies and households is sky-high, yet so many computers are left on overnight unnecessarily. If they are not used overnight, give them – and the environment – a break by switching them off overnight when you go home. Turn off photocopiers, printers, monitors and lights, and make sure phones and chargers are unplugged to save more energy. It is said that a computer left on overnight produces the equivalent of enough carbon dioxide ( CO2 ) to fill a double decker bus.

Do not leave applications on stand by: Applications and appliances on standby consume up to 10% of the electricity bill. Turn them off at the wall when not in use.

Leave the car at home – Public transport may not be perfect, but there are alternatives – why not walk, hitch a lift with colleague or try going by bicycle

Kitchen – when you make a hot drink, boil just the amount of water you need and in a day we save enough energy to light every street lamp in the UK.

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