Sustainable office: 3 tips to get you started!
More and more companies are becoming aware of the conversation around sustainability and the importance of this to their employees and customers. It isn’t just the government that is aiming for sustainability through laws and regulations. Here’s how to implement sustainability with a few simple adjustments.
Ceramic and glass mugs vs. paper cups
Many companies are opting to move from using plastic cups to paper cups, thinking that this is a step in the right direction. But is it really? That depends on whether or not the paper cup is being used more than once, or being thrown out after a single use. Within YourSurprise, we felt that the tendency to use the paper cups only once meant that we weren’t doing enough. This is why we chose to give each of our employees their very own ceramic mug or glass mug featuring their name. Not just sustainable, but a great welcome gift for new employees!
If you’re thinking about catering to guests or visitors, we’ve thought of that too; they can enjoy their drink from a mug or glass that says ‘Guest’, along with a cool welcome text.
Mugs do need to be produced and washed, so are they truly more sustainable than a paper cup? A Stanford Magazine article states that they really are. A mug becomes more sustainable than a paper cup with a plastic coating when used just 18 times.
If your employees drink a cup of coffee or tea 3-4 times a day for 20 days a month (full time), the mug will be used 840 times (3.5 x 20 x 12) a year!
Give everyone their very own mug or tea glass
If you’d like to send the right message as an employer, surprise your employees with their very own personalised mug or tea glass featuring their name. Whether you have 10, 20 or 1000 employees, we can create a mug for each and every one of them quickly and easily. Simply supply us with a list of names and we’ll arrange it for you.
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All you have to do is supply us with your logo or a design of your choice for us to place on the mug for you. As far as we’re concerned, the sky’s the limit. We can create anything your graphic designer comes up with!
Prevent the use of plastic bottles with an engraved decanter
It’s more than likely that you have people walking around the office with a plastic water bottle. This is more sustainable than a plastic cup, but it’s still plastic. If you’d like to encourage your employees to drink enough but discourage plastic bottles, have these engraved glass decanters available.
We will engrave your logo into the decanter, making it dishwasher-safe and great for use during meetings with (potential) clients and visitors too.
Personalised water bottle for everyone
If you’d like to encourage everyone to keep up their water intake, surprise your employees with a fun double-walled water bottle. The bottle is made with high-quality stainless steel and aluminium, with a bamboo lid. The bottles can hold 500 or 750 ml and are BPA-free. As they are double-walled, they will keep drinks cool for up to 24 hours and warm for up to 12 hours. We would recommend hand-washing.
These bottles can be personalised to fit in with your company branding. Whether you’d like to give each employee a bottle featuring their photo, their name or your logo, we can do it all for you.
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Our business department is more than happy to assist you with creating a cool mug or water bottle.
For further information please contact us at +31 111 712 466 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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