Tips To Make Your Office More Eco Friendly

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Are you looking to make your office more eco friendly?

Having a sustainable office is not only good for the environment but also for the culture within your workspace. Your colleagues will be more conscientious and your overall office environment will be a better place.

Interested to learn how you can make your office more sustainable and eco friendly? Check out the 3 ways we’ve listed below.

Save Paper

Are you looking to cut down on the amount of paper your office uses? Here are some suggestions for how to go paperless:

1: Track the number of pages being printed by each person. Everyone will be able to see exactly how much paper they are using. This will encourage everyone to try and lower their own number.

2: Make it less convenient to print. Why not try reducing the amount of printers in your office or place them at an inconvenient location. If you and your colleagues will have to make a journey to print you will be less likely to do so unless necessary.

3: Initiate a recycling policy in your office. Getting everyone more actively involved in environmental initiatives may encourage them to begin to use less paper, as a result.

Most of all be realistic. You will always need to use some paper in your office. But it is easier to become much more eco friendly and cut back on unnecessary use.

Cut Back on Excess Waste

As mentioned above, recycling is a great way to reduce the amount of waste in your office. Introduce recycling bins for your office to use and clearly identify which one is for glass, which one for paper and so on.

This will help to greatly reduce the amount of landfill waste your office is producing.

You can also be more eco friendly by simply reducing the amount of waste your office produces in the first place. For example, rather than supplying disposable paper cups for coffee, make sure everyone has their own reusable one instead.  

If you think about how many people in your office drink coffee a day you’ll realise how even this small step can make a big difference. Your office will be more eco friendly in no time. 

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Update Your Office With Eco Friendly Products

Did you know that your office surfaces can be more environmentally friendly? Just add Whiteboard Paint.

Whiteboard Paint is a one coat dry erase paint that turns any smooth surface into a writable area. You can apply it to desks, walls or even your lockers and doors.

But what makes Whiteboard Paint environmentally friendly?

VOC and Odour

Whiteboard Paint is both a low odour and low VOC product. This means it does not release any chemicals into the air during application. This, plus the lack of odour means it can even be applied when people are in the office.

So you will have little to no disruption during your working day.


LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. It is globally recognised as a symbol of sustainable achievement.

Whiteboard Paint has been Independently tested and certified for LEED v4 and LEED 2009 specifications on VOC emissions and/or VOC content by complying with:

VOC emissions specifications in LEED EQ credit “Low-emitting products”:

This means that when you add Whiteboard Paint to your office your building can actually improve its LEED score.


Whiteboard Paint has been independently tested to Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold Label which is equivalent of the French A+ standard.


M1 is the short version name of the Finnish voluntary emission classification of building materials. M1 is the name of the lowest emission class of that system. Whiteboard Paint has been independently tested and certified to comply to this standard.

Interested in learning more about Whiteboard Paint? Then click here.

These are just a few ways your office can become more eco friendly. Check with your own team and see what ideas they come up with. Your office will be a more eco friendly place in no time.

Have you any questions regarding our products? Call us on the relevant number below:

US:  (+1) 800 932 1609   UK: 0203 5145395

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Find out how you can transform any wall into a functional surface here.

Discover how hospitals can use whiteboard walls here.

Smart Surfaces 8th June 2016