Green office
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Nikki Elton (Pinwheel author)

Nikki Elton

5 green initiatives your staff will love

1. Apply to the green team

We are appointing a sustainability team - please volunteer! Initial ideas might include setting up office recycling, keeping a track of energy use through heating and air conditioning, getting in a water filtration system to reduce single-use plastic, and encouraging colleagues to switch off computers and other appliances at the end of each day - but it will be up to you to come up with what matters!
Sustainability team

2. Cycle to work scheme

We are starting with the journey to work and signing up to the government’s brilliant Cycle to Work scheme. This offers you the most cost-effective way to get your hands on new cycling equipment, from brand-new bikes to equipment and accessories. You don’t have to pay tax or national insurance on these products, which can save up to 43.25%. The cost is simply deducted from your pay over a year or 18 months.
Cycle to work scheme

3. Hit the bins

To reduce waste and increase recycling uptake we will be taking away personal bins. Yes, it may take some time to get used to, but research shows that this significantly reduces recyclable waste ending up in landfill - also it will encourage us all to stretch our legs and take more short breaks, so our wellbeing increases, too. Win-win.
Hit the bins

4. Green stationery

We have made a switch to recycled paper and stocked up the stationery cupboards with items made from recycled materials, including pens repurposed from old office equipment. We hope you like them!
Buy green

5. Get competitive

Finally we invite you to take part in monthly “green” challenges. This month we'll start with using only reusable coffee cups. Look out for details in the weekly newsletter - there will be prizes, including gift cards and free coffee from the staff canteen.
Get competitive (reusable coffee cups)

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