How to use dry-erase boards to be more eco-friendly at work
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans use about 69 million tons of paper every year, and your office could be contributing to that consumption. Paper usage depletes natural resources and can harm animal habitats, so cutting back is good for everyone. But in an environment where you have to share information all day, how are you supposed to nix paper use? Fortunately, you have plenty of options. Check out these innovative ways to reduce paper use and how to be eco friendly at work:
Be an eco-hero in your environmentally friendly office by reducing paper consumption.
Use your devices
In this technological age of tablets, laptops and easy-to-find Wi-Fi, you really don't need paper to keep your office running (unless you're in HR and have to file insurance information). Everything from communication to file sharing can all happen online and without a printer. Campaign in your office to quit using paper and instead make the most of the devices you have. Individually, you can create online files for taking notes or send paperwork in an email attachment. Save important documents in multiple places rather than printing hard copies.
Even the most tech-savvy offices use paper sometimes. Do you jot (or doodle) notes on sticky pads all day? Do you write down important information from your meetings in a paper notepad? How about trying something else? Instead of using all that paper, trade up to WriteyBoard. With whiteboard products in numerous sizes, WriteyBoard will help you find a dry erase board that fits your office's needs. Stick our classic WriteyBoard on your wall (the thing has strong adhesive and is flush with the wall). That way, you can share important office information without sending more paper memos - your desk doesn't need the added clutter, anyway.
Even individual employees can do their part! WriteyBoard offers whiteboard paper, notepads and pocket-sized sticky sheets. With all those options, the people in your office will start reusing their whiteboards rather than waste paper - that's a win for Mother Nature and your janitor.
Hopefully, going digital and using a stick-on whiteboard instead of paper will help reduce consumption in your office. But, should reality set in and rear its ugly eco-unfriendly head, you can always recycle. If your office doesn't have a recycling program, ask for one! Or, if you're a true environmental champ, take your office's used paper to a recycling center on your own. You may not get anything extra for the effort, but you will be a silent, recycling hero. And in our opinion, that's hero enough. Follow these tips, and soon everyone will know how to be environmentally friendly at work.