RooCreate is dedicated to helping people adopt eco-friendly practices in order to break the cycle of business waste. More and more businesses are discovering ways to make a difference, whether it’s in their office or across the company. The easiest way to start is cutting down on office waste.

The first step to reducing business waste is knowing exactly how much waste is produced. More than half of businesses in Australia don’t record their waste, which is something that needs to be addressed. And while some businesses have taken steps to minimise their waste, there is still a long way to go.

We’ve gathered some easy solutions to start cutting down on your waste, but also encouraging others to follow suit. While not all of these might apply to your business, we suggest creating your own initiatives and goals to cutting down waste.

1. Get educated about business waste

Know what waste is and where to throw it. More than half of businesses don’t keep a record of their waste, meaning that they have no indication of possible improvements. While most people see it as common knowledge to recycle and compost, it is never bad practice to educate staff about the importance of doing it correctly.

2. Introduce change

About 93% of leftover coffee and coffee cups end up in the landfill, which means that there is a long way to go for businesses. If your office or building has a coffee machine or coffee shop, consider implementing reusable cups and mugs instead of take-away cups. Giving discounts to reusable cup holders can also be a great incentive to customers.

3. Eco Actions

Set up protocols in your office that aim to limit business waste, such as reusing folders, clips and covers, reduce printing on paper, and switching to eco-friendly paper, materials and office equipment. You can find a handy how-to sheet on your local government’s website.

Adopting sustainable business policies will help improve public perception of your company, but also motivate staff members. Need help? Contact RooCreate or check out the handy eco factsheets to get going.

RooCreate is an innovative eco package design company. Through their unique online platform, they offer businesses around the world an opportunity to invest in the environment, as well as boost their brand identity with a high-quality package design.

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