Going green can be one of the best decisions you make for your family. The benefits are obvious, and they’re almost instant. But, what about at the office? The benefits are just as valuable and important at the office as they are in the home.
Going green can prevent illness and headaches. Some of the chemicals and toxins in everyday cleaners can cause physical reactions in you and your coworkers. These reactions range from mild rashes to chemical burns. Especially heavily-scented cleaners can be triggers for migraine sufferers, and can even cause headaches for employees who normally don’t suffer from those maladies. All-natural products carry the benefit of soft, natural scents (or no scent), with no chemicals. Many companies have opted to use cleaners like vinegar and lemon when cleaning their offices in order to avoid negative physical reactions from employees. This saves employers time and money in the long run by not having to deal with sick employees and make up for lost or missed work.
Going green creates a sense of purpose and responsibility. When you make the decision within your company to go green, it can be as simple as using safer cleaning products, to even deciding to separate your garbage and recycling products. These seem like small steps, but they can create a greater sense of purpose and responsibility for your team in their everyday work. Not only do they have their job to come to every day, but they can also be satisfied knowing that the smaller decisions they make about their paper use, garbage disposal, and cleaning decisions are making an impact on the community around them.
Going green can save your company money. If your company decides to use cleaning products without harmful chemicals, you can buy the ingredients necessary for your cleaning products in bulk. While it may cost a little extra up front, over time it will save your company money. You won’t have to use as much product when you’re actually cleaning, and you aren’t paying extra for the chemical compounds you typically find in most cleaning products. In fact, your company also saves money because people are not risking getting ill and missing work. Your company isn’t losing time that it cannot get back.
Going green is beneficial for not only your physical, but also your mental health. It’s a simple process that can save money and time, and it’s worth considering when it comes time to buy more cleaning products for the office.