SECTOR RESOURCES - OFFICE
Offices have numerous resources available for maximizing resource use and improving energy efficiency. Recycling programs in offices are an easy way to reduce operating expenses and help the bottom line. Advice on creating and implementing successful recycling and pollution prevention programs is provided in the following links. Also included is a tool from the EPA to calculate the carbon footprint of an office.
- Office Waste and Recycling Tips - RethinkRecycling
Contains general information on the whole office. Including purchasing, recycling, and whole office plans.
Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling
- Waste Reduction Checklist - RethinkRecycling
- 9 Steps of Office Paper Recycling
- Minnesota Materials Exchange
Provides a way for businesses to advertise unneeded reusable goods that can still be used by another business. Prices for goods often vary depending on condition, but many items are free if pick up is arranged. Posting items for takeaway helps reduce waste disposal costs for businesses
- Office Carbon Footprint Tool
A tool from the EPA to help offices evaluate their decisions (transportation, electricity usage, franchises, waste disposal, etc.) in terms of greenhouse gas impacts