As a small business trying hard to be as ‘green’ as possible, we’re committed to the 3 Rs and always looking for ways to reduce, re-use, and recycle.

 

Apart from helping to reduce our carbon footprint, it also saves us money.  Because we work from home, it’s easier to be green.  We control the heating and lighting levels, rather than an office management company, and make all the buying decisions ourselves.  

 

One big issue for businesses is how to get rid of old equipment: electrical or otherwise.  If you’re in this situation, have you thought about signing up to your local Freecycle group (http://www.freecycle.co.uk)? Freecycle is an online community with groups across the country.  Most areas are now served by a local Freecycle community, which is run and moderated by volunteers.  Visit the website to find a group in your area. 

 

Originally started in the US, Freecycle’s objective is to reduce the amount of waste going into landfill.  Everything on Freecycle must be given away free and you’d be amazed at the stuff you’ll find a home for.  A word of warning though … freecycling children, animals, wives, husbands, etc is not allowed!   

 

We’ve recently found new homes for a couple of old printers (one was on the blink!), an office chair, and a mountain of used padded envelopes.   Who knows, when you sign up, you might find someone offering the very things you need too. 

 

Happy Freecycling from WORD-right. 

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