5 Ways to Reduce Carbon Footprint in the Workplace

28 March 2023


With increasing global awareness of the environmental impacts of climate change, it’s essential for businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices that reduce their carbon footprint.

By doing so, not only can businesses contribute towards environmental conservation but also increase their efficiency, cut costs, and improve their reputation.

Tips for reducing carbon footprint in your business

In this article, Plexstar share some useful tips and strategies that businesses can implement to reduce their carbon footprint in the workplace.

1. Conduct a carbon footprint assessment

One of the most effective ways to reduce carbon footprint in the workplace is by conducting a carbon footprint assessment. Plexstar can carry out this test quickly and easily, which will then give us some solid facts to work on when recommending machinery that will help to reduce your carbon footprint (and your energy consumption).

Energy-efficient printers, photocopiers and scanners are becoming increasingly affordable and accessible, making carbon footprint reduction a viable option for businesses of all sizes.

2. Implement energy-efficient practices

Another effective strategy for reducing carbon footprint is to implement energy-efficient practices in the workplace. This includes using energy-efficient light bulbs, turning off lights and electronics when not in use, and investing in energy-efficient equipment and programmable thermostats.

3. Reduce waste and increase recycling habits

Reducing paper usage is another great way to reduce carbon footprint in the workplace. Businesses can start by encouraging employees to use digital documents instead of printing them. Plexstar includes the recycling of empty ink and toner cartridges as an integral part of our monthly retainer packages. By reducing paper usage and recycling empty ink and toner cartridges, businesses can save costs, increase efficiency, and reduce their environmental impact.

4. Use eco-friendly products

Using eco-friendly products is another effective way to reduce carbon footprint in the workplace. Businesses can purchase eco-friendly cleaning products, recycled office supplies, and sustainable packaging. By using these products, businesses can reduce their environmental impact and promote sustainability.

5. Encourage sustainable habits

Employee engagement is critical in reducing carbon footprint in the workplace. Businesses can encourage their employees to participate in eco-friendly practices by providing training, incentives, and recognition. This includes educating employees on the benefits of eco-friendly practices, encouraging them to suggest ideas for sustainability and recognising and rewarding sustainable behaviour. Plexstar also fully train you on how to use our products most economically, and you have a full team of experts to call on and a dedicated account manager should you be unsure of how you can best achieve your eco goals.

Let Plexstar help you attain your carbon footprint reduction goals

Plexstar is just as committed to reducing carbon footprints in the workplace as providing 5-star customer service. By helping our customers to improve their efficiencies, cut costs, and improve their reputation, we help to build a more sustainable and eco-friendly world. Get in touch for more information our asset disposal, recovery and recycling services, how our brand-new machines are the most energy-efficient on the market and our dedication to recycling old cartridges and outdated tech.