Maintaining sustainable practices in the workplace doesn’t always require big changes – through some simple, conscious choices, we can significantly reduce our impact, particularly when it comes to plastic waste and recycling.
Inspired by our recent chat with sustainability expert Sonalie Figueiras, founder and editor-in-chief of Green Queen, Hong Kong's largest eco wellness media platform, we’ve gathered some ideas to help you on your quest to creating a greener workplace.
To start, appoint some workplace ambassadors. Every great idea needs a champion, and having workplace sustainability ambassadors is an effective way to help educate colleagues and encourage everyone to make more sustainable choices. And yes, that could definitely be you, to drive change and implement initiatives like paper recycling bins, and setting up fun challenges that make sustainability more engaging (like all of our tips below…).
Say “No” to Single-Use Plastics
Plastic is hard to break down, yet globally, we produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste each year – that’s nearly the equivalent weight of the entire human population. With some small changes, however, you can reduce your plastic footprint. Here are some starters: