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Saving Power in the Work Place –
Things you can do from your desk
Roof Restorations Carrara. No matter what your role in your organisation, you can still contribute to saving money and resources. Here are things you can do now without consulting anyone.
Switch to reusable coffee cups
The takeaway cup is often not recyclable as most have a thin plastic lining that prevents them from being recycled—sending more waste to landfill. Then there is the energy used to manufacture, package and transport an item that will be thrown away after just one use. If you drink one coffee a day, that could add up to more than 200 cups a year.
Choosing to bring in a reusable coffee cup can make a real contribution to reducing a growing problem.
Bring a reusable water bottle
There are many advantages to using a reusable water bottle.
You could save thousands of dollars a year by avoiding the costs of bottled water, which at over $2 a litre is more expensive than petrol. Just top up your reusable bottle with free tap water.
Although plastic bottles are recyclable, they continue to end up in landfill or littering waterways and oceans. By using a reusable bottle you’ll help reduce the impact of bottled water by avoiding the impacts of extracting the water, and producing, treating, filling, shipping and disposing of bottles.
If you do buy bottled water, remember to recycle the bottles after use or you could even reuse them as bird feeders, a drip watering system for your garden or to grow your own seedlings.
Bring your lunch to work – Roof Restorations Carrara
Australians are spending billions of dollars each year on food that they buy but don’t eat. Think about bringing your lunch to work—it could save money and reduce waste.
Take away food can result in paper or plastic waste, and is likely to be more expensive than bringing your lunch with you.
Make it a litter-free lunch. Pack portions of what you’re going eat into your own reusable containers rather than buying individually wrapped snacks and items that add waste and dollars to your lunch bill.
Keep reusable spoons, forks and chopsticks in your drawer so that you don’t need the disposable kind. Or ask your workplace to supply some in common areas for everyone to use. If you do buy your lunch, consider taking time to eat in at your local cafe or restaurant where you can enjoy a break from the office and avoid unnecessary packaging. Roof Restorations Carrara.
Use the off switch
Lots of equipment is drawing power even while you’re not using it.
Turn off your mobile phone charger at the power point once it’s finished charging your phone. It’s still using energy if left on—even when your phone is not plugged in. Another option is to recharge during car trips. Most cars have a connection point but you’ll need the correct adapter.
Switch off the light at work if there’s enough daylight to work effectively. Switch lights off when you go out for more than 10 minutes (if there’s no one else in your area) and when you go home too.
You can put signs near light switches to act as a reminder and encourage others to do the same—this can be helpful for busy people.
Maximise computer efficiency
Switch off your computer and screen when you leave work for the day, otherwise you’ll still be using energy.
If you’re on a networked computer you may need to check with your IT area that computers aren’t backed up or upgraded at night. Ask about installing software that automatically powers down computers when they’re not in use.
Turn your screen off when away from your desk for more than 15 minutes—screen savers don’t save energy. You could consider encouraging others in your team to do the same.
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