RENEW Your Habits With These Sustainability Tips For Your Workplace

Have you tried the scrubs from the Sustainable Wonderwink RENEW? 

The fabric of these environmentally friendly scrubs is made from a friendly blend of polyester, recycled polyester and spandex. This keeps 5 single-use plastic bottles out of the landfill! Even the hang tags are printed onto environmentally friendly and socially responsible paper. These durable and reliable scrubs last the distance.

We are passionate about reducing our environmental footprint to help our planet last for centuries to come. Besides wearing the range from Wonderwink RENEW, here are some other ways that you and your colleagues can be more sustainable in your workplace:

Implement a workplace mission to encourage a more eco-conscious mentality
By creating a communal mission to decrease your workplace’s ecological footprint, everyone will help each other to stay more accountable. Education can play a huge role in this,  sharing some information around your ‘why’ and statistics on how our small changes can help could be a great thing to include in a staff communication channel. Also, ask your team what they consider to be important to sustainability. Your team will feel more aligned with this green way of thinking especially if they have personal input.

Switch to biodegradable coffee pods
Does your break room have a coffee machine? If so, what coffee do you use? If you have a pod machine it may be worth considering using biodegradable coffee pods as the aluminium capsules take years to compress.

Invest in a good quality water bottle
Are you a serial purchaser of water bottles? If you invest in a quality water bottle, not only are you reducing waste - you are also saving money. Win-win!

Go digital where you can
How much of your paperwork can be transitioned to a digital space? Not only will this help with recall but it will also help the environment. If your clinic currently uses a paper notice board, for example, consider having a Facebook Group to pin your notices. If you are still printing payslips, consider taking all of this digital as well.

Consider your commute
Do you and any other colleagues live close enough to turn your work commute into a bike ride or even carpool? Or are you close to public transport to help minimise emissions? Getting a train or bus to work will not only help to minimise overall car emissions, but it can also provide you with more time to be productive or simply relax!

Adopt some office/clinic plants
Bringing some of the outdoors inside can boost oxygen levels and remove harmful pollutants such as carbon dioxide and can promote a more calming environment to work in. 

Consider the well-being of your team members
The health and happiness of your team play a subliminal role in having a team who is open to engaging in more environmentally friendly practices.  Small things like free fruit bowls and fortnightly yoga can help to keep your staff focused on their health and mindset. 

What did you pack your lunch in?
There are many alternatives to glad wrap and disposable sandwich bags. Beeswax lunch wraps, sustainable containers and empty jam jars are some great options to transport your food!

We realise this information may seem overwhelming, particularly if this is fairly new territory for you to entertain. The main thing to remember is, that you and your team do no don’t have to do everything at once, at least just do something. What is one thing you can implement into your workplace today that will direct the planet towards a more sustainable future?