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Category Archives: Think Green

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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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.


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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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Energy Saving Tips for the Workplace

Posted under Office, Think Green on March 1, 2013

Energy Saving Tips for the Workplace


Improving your business’s energy efficiency makes great business sense. In uncertain times for the UK’s economy, more and more businesses are having to make cuts, just to keep afloat. Saving energy in the workplace, can change your business dramatically and save you more money than you think. Following on from our case on ‘Becoming a ‘Greener’ Company, here are some energy saving tips:


Appliances


-Turn both the PC and … Read more

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Recycling Campaign

Posted under News, Recycling, Think Green on December 3, 2012

Recycling bins from the Workplace DepotA new campaign has been launched in Nottinghamshire to encourage locals to recycle more efficiently.


Veolia Environmental Services, the county’s waste collector, and Nottinghamshire County Council have been working together on a campaign called ‘Are you Bin Smart?’ to remind residents which items can and can’t be recycled. This will not only help to reduce bin contamination but will also ensure that materials can be sorted efficiently at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) based in … Read more

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Reasons an Environmentalist might hate Christmas

Posted under News, Recycling, Think Green on November 28, 2012

Christmas and the environmentIt’s that time of year again, Christmas! The annual event that brings everyone together, family, friends, work colleagues, includes events such as stuffing ourselves silly with Christmas treats, chocolate, party snacks and singing and dancing to cheesy classics such as Mistletoe and Wine by Sir Cliff Richard and John Lennon’s Happy Christmas (War is Over). But does anyone think about the environmental implications Christmas has on the world?


Facts about Christmas and the environment


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Case Study – becoming a ‘greener’ company

Posted under Office, Recycling, Think Green on November 6, 2012

Green business ideas from the Workplace DepotIn 2012 the Workplace Depot decided to become a more environmentally aware organisation and set a good example for staff and customers. Having implemented a number of ideas we applied for and won a Green Apple Award in recognition or our environmental efforts. A number of companies have asked us what things we did to win our green business credentials, so here is an outline of most of what we did.


Reduction in paper use

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Think Green Initiative #1 – Simply recycle

Posted under Recycling, Think Green on May 24, 2012

Sometimes, thinking outside the box can be hard work. New initiatives can take lots of effort and time to develop and implement. Why start big? Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective. You often hear the term “build from the foundations up”, well this is what we plan on doing with our first Think Green initiative… RECYCLE! It sounds so simple but that is exactly what we will try to do more of.


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