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The Complete Idiot’s Guide® To: Greening Your Business by Heather Gadonniex, Trish Riley

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Chapter 15. In-House Office Systems

In This Chapter

  • Save electricity and energy

  • Reduce electronic waste

  • Choose recycled paper products

  • Recycle paper supplies

  • Use nontoxic inks

Creating a sustainable building environment and product is important, but you also need to green up your office routines. By making your office more eco-friendly, you’ll save money on energy used, which reduces emissions, your carbon footprint, and your supply purchases. You can also reduce the amount of waste your business sends to the landfill and reduce the toxicity of products in your office as well as in your waste stream.

In this chapter, we give you many ways to make your office more sustainable and resources for more information. If you’re looking for a quick checklist, ...

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