This week has been hell at work. I work for a multinational company, and for some reason, almost all of the bosses from the headquarters decided to pay us a visit. It’s not over yet and we’re expecting the biggest of the bigwigs to arrive on Monday. I guess it’s the best time to bring up some issues that are close to our hearts, and believe it or not, I am thinking of bringing up a suggestion about launching a greenifying project. Some of my ideas below…
Buy green cleaning products. Much like many other offices, we have supplies to keep the premises clean: carpet cleaners, glass cleaners, detergents for the rest rooms, hand soaps, etc. We normally have the commercial stuff that you can easily get at the supermarket. Perhaps we can make a change and buy products that are easier on the environment.
Go digital. We actually have been trying to do this in our department. We love print outs, I have to admit. However, there are many things that we do not really have to print. Perhaps an official memo on avoiding print outs if possible will help cut down on paper (and ink!) consumption.
Supply re-usable kitchen utensils. We always have plastic and paper cups in the pantries (we have two). We also have paper plates and plastic forks, knives, and spoons. Naturally, people would use them indiscriminately. If only re-usable utensils were supplied, we could cut back on the use of plastic materials.
What do you think? Will these ideas fly?