You probably already recycle at home, use glass containers instead of plastic, and stopped buying straws for your home. But being green shouldn’t end when you leave the house. In fact, your clinic office is the perfect place to keep the green living train moving.
Not sure how? Here are 4 easy ways to be more green at work!
Recycling is one of the easiest things you and your clinicians can do at your PT office. Recycling conserves resources, saves energy, and prevents our landfills from growing bigger.
If you don’t already have a recycling bin in your clinic, simply contact your local recycling center to schedule a pickup and bin to be dropped off. Additionally, Google what you can and can’t recycle in your area. In the meantime, this is a quick list of items that cannot be recycled
- Take out food containers
- Plastic bags
- Plastic bottle caps
- Shredded paper
- Certain types of glass
- Certain types of plastics
For your pillow covers that is. Did you know that by eliminating paper pillow covers can help you save 2 trees per year per therapist? Not only will you save trees, you’ll also save money! Eliminating paper covers can help you save $3,000 a year, per therapist.
Eliminate Plastic Utensils
Most plastic utensils cannot be recycled because of the type of plastic being used. Keep a set of reusable utensils in your office break room for clinicians to use while they enjoy their lunch or snacks. If you must keep a set of disposable utensils, make sure that they’re recyclable. Also, do not forget to rinse them off before tossing them into the recycling bin as items with food cannot be recycled.
Use Less Power
Turning off the lights when you’re not in the room and powering down at the end of the business day are just two ways to reduce your power usage. Another way is to switch from cloth pillow covers to reusable covers. Did you know that it takes over 700KwH to launder cloth pillow covers per therapist, per year?
Imagine if you no longer had to wash your pillow covers. Not only would you be saving power, you’d also be saving water, time and money.
Live and Work Green
EcoPro pillow covers are an easy way to transition your office into being more green. By adding up these little changes you and your clinicians at your office can have a major positive impact on the Earth and our shared environment. Shop our EcoPro pillow covers in solid colors, two-tone colors, and bolsters and minis today.