Looking to reduce your facility’s carbon footprint? Confused about where to start or how to find the capital to fund this initiative? We’ve got you covered, here are 3 easy ways to get started and save money.
1. Can Liners
a. This is the easiest way to save money and save the environment. Using the correct can liner for your application, and the correct size for your trash can will “reduce the amount of plastic going into landfills, ensure plastic is not wasted due to over-sizing, and improve supply chain efficiencies-packaging, transportation, etc.” (Heritage Bag)
i. Learn about sizing here Heritage Bag
2. Paper Towels
a. Switching from folded towels to roll towels is our first tip. When people reach for folded towels, they often take way more than they need or more towels than intended fall out-hence lots of wasted paper! Folded towel dispensers also require more often restocks, switching to rolls can also save on labor expense. Another way to save money while going green is to set the length of paper that’s dispensed out of a roll towel dispenser to a more moderate size. Dispensers usually allow for 7”, 9” or 11” paper length settings. If you have been using 11” switch to 9” or 7” and you will be amazed at the cost savings! Roll towels are also more environmentally friendly because they use less packaging! For a bonus try touch free dispensers, they are more hygienic!
i. Learn more here Georgia Pacific
3. Dilution Control Systems
a. If you are not currently using some type of dilution control system, we urge you to rethink that! Dilution Control Systems, save on water waste, product waste, packaging waste and they are safer for you and your staff! There are several different varieties of dilution control- talk to your rep about which one is best for you!
i. Learn more here Clorox Pro