Businesses everywhere have had to implement new strategies to take safe measures for employees to return to work. However, while companies are focused on making changes to minimize the risk of transmission from COVID-19, why not encourage more sustainable practices as well? With the advantage of starting fresh, companies and their employees have the opportunity to rethink the office environment.
But with this fresh start, where does a business start in implementing new green practices while bringing employees back into the office safely? And how can individuals like yourself strive to live a more sustainable lifestyle when you head back in? Here are six ways to make your return to work more sustainable, from protecting smartphones with eco-friendly phone cases to switching to greener cleaning supplies.
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Many of us have grown accustomed to getting what we want, when we want, and the clothes we wear are no exception – the latest fashions are usually easily accessible and readily available in the developed world, for the right price.
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Electronics is becoming one of the fastest-growing solid waste streams in the world. As devices become more accessible and affordable, more and more of these items go into landfills. Technology aims to make lives easier. There’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to live more efficiently, but the detrimental environmental effects of consuming electronics at a rapid rate can no longer be ignored.
What’s worse, electronic waste or e-waste has become more rampant in recent years. In a bid to find solutions for frequently replaced electronics, consumers are looking for measures to safely recycle their old gadgets.
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The concept of throwaway culture belongs in the waste bin of history. No longer is it necessary to toss out every washer, A/C, vacuum, fridge, and other household appliance and electronic device. This guide is designed to help you decide whether to repair, discard, or replace those broken machines in your life, and which avenues to pursue when you make those choices.
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The environmental impact of vinyl on the planet is one of the music industry’s (many) dirty little secrets. Last year alone over 4 million new vinyl records were purchased, and considering the average LP weighs about 135g, that means that over 550 tonnes of our favourite black plastic – with all its associated energy and environmental costs entered into the market at a time when we should all be thinking about reducing our carbon (and plastic) footprints.
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