Researchers have announced that we need to make drastic changes in the four big global systems that run our society. Energy, land use, cities and industries. Our impact on the planet is getting to a crucial point, where soon it will be too late to change.
Dr Debra Roberts, the IPCC’s ( Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) co-chair says that people’s lifestyle can make a big difference.
That’s a very empowering message for the individual. This is not about remote science; it is about where we live and work, and it gives us a cue on how we might be able to contribute to that massive change, because everyone is going to have to be involved.
So where can we begin helping the planet? Let’s start in the workplace.
You may find it easy to recycle at home, but it can be trickier in the workplace. Offices surrounded by paper, coffee cups, cardboard and drink cans should be recyclable. However, habits are easily made and all of these things are often thrown away in the wrong bins. Lucky for you, we have a plan to help break these habits.
If these tips are taken on board and all workplaces take recycling more seriously, we can all individually help our planet. What are your top tips to help promote recycling in your workplace?
For us, our main goal is to completely minimise the need for single-use bottles. We are doing this by encouraging all staff to drink from glass bottles, and if they’re going to drink from plastic – they have to recycle them!