5 Tips to Create a Greener Home Office
If you’re working from home, you might be wondering how you can make your home office a more sustainable place. We’ve put together 5 tips to help create a greener working environment. 1. Buy second-hand furniture Charity shops, Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace are all great sources to find second-hand furniture. Whether you’re looking for a new chair, desk or filing cabinet, it’s always worth a look before buying brand new. This tip can help save you money as well as stopping the furniture from going to landfill.
2. Avoid plastic cutlery Being at home or working remotely means it’s easier than ever to avoid plastic cups and cutlery. We love these bamboo cutlery sets from (eco haven?), they’re a lovely alternative to single use plastic.
3. Reusable water bottles/keep cups Possibly the easiest way to reduce using single use plastic, get yourself a reusable water or a keep cup! These are easily available in supermarkets, online and at our events.
4. Energy saving light bulbs A way to help reduce your carbon footprint at home is to use an energy saving light bulb. They can last up to 12 times as long as a traditional bulb and they use less electricity whilst emitting the same amount of light.
5. Add indoor plants
A number of studies have shown plants to be a fantastic addition to your workplace. Not only can they help reduce noise, but they can also help reduce stress and increase positivity. Examples of low maintenance plants you may want to add to your home office are a peace lily, spider plant, snake plant & cactus.