Sustainability is a hot topic for most forward-thinking Australian businesses. At Sprout it’s our defining ‘why’ and is built into everything we do. And though there’s not always room in the budget to immediately transform the entire office into an eco-friendly workspace, small steps towards improving energy efficiency, waste and water management can make a big impact. As advocates for sustainability in the workplace, we thought we’d share some simple strategies to make your office more sustainable.
Install timers or programmable thermostats and close doors to contain air conditioning and maximise its efficiency.
2: Improve waste efficiency
Buy recycled paper, only print documents if absolutely necessary and always print on both sides.
Buy remanufactured printer cartridges and recycle used cartridges.
Encourage staff to recycle waste by clearly signposting bins for paper, soft plastics, glass, cans, etc.
Instead of single use plastic bags, use compostable bin liners for garbage bins, kitchen bins and sanitary waste bags like these.
Food waste in landfill produces 25 more times carbon dioxide than other waste streams. Invest in a kitchen food waste bin and investigate composting options. For example, Sprout Coffee provides dedicated coffee grounds recycling bins plus we collect them and recycle the used coffee grounds into nutrient-rich compost.
3: Save water
Install flow restrictors on taps. They can reduce water usage by at least 50% immediately reducing the flow without reducing water pressure.
Find local community partners that can help with recycling and end of life options for food waste.
A strong business case for sustainable business practices
At Sprout Coffee, we seek to raise awareness and help offices make positive changes that support sustainability. We only supply Fairtrade coffee and tea, and energy efficient coffee machines. What’s more, our coffee recycling program diverts used grounds from landfill and returns it, via composting, back into the soil.
If your office needs a sustainable coffee solution that’s affordable, hassle-free and connects your company to a sustainable supply chain, book a free trial or talk to us today.