5 Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly At Work

5 Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly At Work


With sustainability at the forefront of most peoples’ mind, finding ways to be more eco-friendly in our day-to-day lives has never been as important. More and more of us are taking an active interest in doing our part to help the environment, and it doesn’t have to be a massive change from what we’re used to. Doing a little can go a long way.

While we’re at work, it can be a little trickier to be as conservative as we are in our own homes since we don’t have control over everything. However, we’ve compiled a few easy tips to be more eco-friendly at work that you can personally carry out without deviating much from your daily routine.

1. Grab A Plant Pal For Your Desk

Bringing in a little plant pal for your desk will instantly add some colour to your office and will help improve the air quality through the oxygen it produces. Bringing plants into the work environment has also proven to improve concentration and productivity, pretty useful to have in the office.

Discover more about how colours can improve your home.

2. Bring Lunch To Work

You might not be able to do it every single day, but bringing lunch into work for even just a few days each week in a reusable container or lunchbox is a great way to cut down on packaging waste. And if you only bring in what you know you’ll be able to eat, it will cut down on any food waste too (plus no more waiting in lunchtime lines).

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Dugong Bamboo Lunch Box

Live the sustainable life with this dandy reusable Dugong lunch box. It includes a bamboo fibre lid featuring an attached elastic band that ensures your food stays fresh all day.

3. Save energy with your computer

If you’re leaving your desk for a little bit, remember to lock the screen or turn off the monitor to save energy (or, of course, you can turn off the whole computer). You can also play around with your monitor’s energy-saving settings. For example, just by lowering its brightness is an easy way to save energy.


And avoid using screensavers! These require the same amount of energy as when you’re using the computer so are best avoided.

4. Switch For The Sustainable

Wherever you can, try and choose the sustainable option. For instance, bringing a reusable bag to work, choosing the recycled option, or avoiding plastic is always better.

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ROKA Ocean Blue Sustainable Backpack

Made using 12-13 recycled bottles, the Sustainable Finchley backpack is made to help you through your day and help the planet. The production of this bag not only uses recycled materials but also uses less energy than traditional production methods.

You can also choose to be more sustainable on the way to work. Walking or cycling when the weather’s nice, using public transport or commuting through a carpool are excellent eco-friendly alternatives.

5. Cutting Down On Paper

Using digital documents and avoiding printing where you can is a great way to be more eco-friendly and sustainable. We know it can be difficult to avoid using paper entirely at work, so using recycled or sustainably-sourced paper is the best alternative option if you can’t avoid it.

All of Ohh Deer’s paper stationery is created using sustainably-sourced or recycled materials, so you can shop with a guilt-free conscience!

If you want to get your hands on one of our sustainably-sourced notepads or planners like this one, head on over to Ohh Deer and check out our stationery collection.


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