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Category Archives: Think Green

World Water Day

Posted under Health and safety, In the Community, News, Think Green on March 22, 2015

tapToday sees the recognition of World Water Day 2015. 22nd March was established as World Water Day by the United Nations and was first renowned in 1993 to celebrate and appreciate the importance of fresh water all around the world.

Considering about 71% of the globe is covered by water, it is probably one of the most significant parts of our lives and our planet!

World Water Day specifically highlights a different issue each … Read more

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Giving Your Storage a Fresh Look

Posted under Recycling, Think Green on August 12, 2014

LockersWe’ve all thrown out furniture that we no longer want or need, but what about schools and leisure centres?  Have they ever thought of getting new lockers and throwing out the old ones?  Well think again.  How about taking those lockers and upcycling them, giving them a new home and a new role to play?  After crawling the internet for some nice looking, ex-lockers I thought I’d share with you my selected favourites.

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Recycling – A Way of Life?

Posted under In the Community, Recycling, Think Green on July 6, 2014

Office Recycle BinsMore and more we are being reminded to recycle our empty packaging, so much so that it is a regular routine in most households and workplaces; personally speaking I have three outdoor bins, two of which are for recycling. What’s more, here at The Workplace Depot, we have two recycling bins for bottles as well as a cardboard one for paper, not to mention that one of our members of staff is collecting bottle tops … Read more

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The Advantages of Cycling to Work

Posted under News, Think Green on June 25, 2014

cycling-to-workDid you get into work stressed this morning because you’ve been sat in traffic for 30 minutes?  Have you ever considered cycling to work?  Firstly it’s been known for cyclists to be twice as fast as a car stuck in traffic and if this doesn’t sell it to you; on average a middle-aged cyclist is as fit as someone 10 years younger.  Still not buying it?

So how else can cycling to work benefit you?

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Why You Should Have Plants in Your Office

Posted under Expert Commentary, News, Think Green on June 25, 2013

Green office with plants

Ever wondered why the office feels so stuffy after someone’s been churning out reams on the photocopier all day or why more people take sick leave during winter? It’s because the pollutants from office equipment produce the kind of low humidity levels usually only found in winter.

Now, you could get together and insist your boss spend a fortune on humidity creating equipment. Problem is—these new-fangled machines harbour bacteria and can be noisy.

No, you’d … Read more

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Exercise Whilst Travelling to Work

Posted under Cycle Storage, News, Storage, Think Green on April 3, 2013

Here at The Workplace Depot, most of the staff either walk, cycle or take public transport to work, and even walk into the town for lunch! So this is why we thought it would be a great idea to join The Big Wheel Campaign, which is to start on the 8th April. It is all about encouraging companies to exercise more by walking, cycling or use public transport to travel to work – and whoever … Read more

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