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4 Ways to Help Your Office Go Green

4 Ways to Help Your Office Go Green

With each passing year, we see more and more evidence that consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products. It’s only logical that companies would recognize that demand, and look for ways to go green themselves, in their product offerings, and also in their office environments.

But when it comes to creating a green workplace, many companies don’t know where to start. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Since our inception in 2009, Life In Green has worked with many businesses to create stylish, eco-friendly packaging products of all kinds. So if you’re looking for ideas on how to make your office go green, you’ve come to the right place.

1. Use Compostable Cups

For many years, single-use cups were a scourge on the environment. Made from plastic or styrofoam, these cups would serve as coffee vessels for a few minutes, and cloggers of landfills and waterways for years afterwards. 

Life In Green is making single-use cups a far more viable and sustainable option for office workers. We offer a wide array of eco-friendly cups that are fully compostable and biodegradable. Moreover, we top those eco-friendly cups with compostable lids.

We are planning to take sustainability a step further. In the future, we plan to provide helpful composting tips, assisting our customers to identify the compost sites closest to them, so that going green becomes an easy task

2. Use Eco-Friendly Takeout Containers, Bowls & Plates

Though not as widely used as single-use cups, disposable takeout containers, bowls and plates still occupy plenty of cupboard space in offices around the world. Whether it’s office workers ordering lunch, plating their lunches in the break room, or sharing cake on an employee’s birthday, single-use bowls and plates pop up all the time. And like their wasteful cup counterparts, these bowls and plates have historically been made with materials that are neither biodegradable nor compostable.

Here again, Life In Green offers an attractive solution. Using innovation as our guide, we’re constantly researching new materials that can be used to make eco-friendly products. One of our newest advances is our line of compostable takeout containers, bowls and plates made from sugarcane, a great way to contribute to a circular economy.

Better still, our savvy raw material sourcing enables us to offer these types of green solutions at competitive price points. That way, going green becomes not only an ethical option for our customers…but also a cost-effective one.

3. Use Eco-Friendly, Ethically Sourced Coffee

The best way to accelerate toward a circular economy is for large numbers of environmentally friendly people and companies to work together. Those types of partnerships can make an exponential impact when it comes to protecting the Earth.

Life In Green takes that lesson to heart. We partner with coffee-roasting companies that use eco-friendly policies themselves, with fair-trade practices bolstering their commitment to ethical sourcing. 

Companies with their own sustainability goals will always find a willing and able partner in Life In Green.

4. Use Smart Water Coolers

Few beverage items cause more widespread environmental damage than plastic water bottles. Manufacturing water bottles for mass consumer use causes toxic contaminants to leak into our air and water. And while these mass-produced plastic bottles are meant in theory to be recycled, the sad reality is that far too many of them end up getting tossed into trash bins and delivered to landfills anyway. 

For a smarter approach, try a smart water cooler. Life In Green’s parent company Servomax makes the Bevi Standup, a water cooler that goes far beyond old archetypes. 

First, it provides a personalized water experience, offering both still and carbonated options at the push of a button. Second, it connects to the Internet, instantly notifying a technician when it’s time to be refilled. Third, it takes harmful plastic water bottles out of the equation. And finally, the machine offers a countdown feature that tells you how many plastic bottles you’ve saved by using the water dispenser. 

Pair a Bevi Standup with compostable, single-use Life In Green cups, and you can enjoy cold, pure, delicious water without the substantial environmental damage caused by plastic bottles.