In today’s world, it is more necessary than ever for people to be made aware of how their actions are impacting the environment.
Here are our top 4 tips on how you can make your medical or allied health practice more eco-friendly.
1. Introduce Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
By introducing a range of eco-friendly cleaning products and procedures, you can help ensure your reception and waiting areas are both free from harmful germs without using bleaches and chemicals, which can harm both your patients and the environment. Click here for more information on why we prefer using eco-friendly cleaning products over using bleach-based products.
2. Encourage all staff to turn off non-essential equipment
Turning off all equipment, including lights and any non-essential machinery at the power point when not in use can substantially reduce your carbon emission footprint while saving money in the process. You can also further reduce carbon emissions by supporting electricity companies that utilise renewable energy sources such as wind turbines and solar panels. In doing this, you can ensure the energy your provider uses is produced by sustainable, eco-friendly resources rather than from fossil fuels.
3. Establish and Actively Reinforce Recycling Procedures
Although many of today’s administrative procedures are done digitally, this is not to say your centre won’t produce waste. Establishing and actively reinforcing your recycling policy is a great way to ensure staff are working to minimise waste by recycling all paper and plastics when appropriate. This may even include purchasing materials made from recyclable and or bio-degradable materials to further reduce your impact.
4. Reclaimed Furniture
Reclaiming and refurbishing second-hand office furniture is a great way to fit out/refresh your medical centre offices and waiting rooms without the environmental and the cost implications that come with buying new furniture. Often many second-hand pieces are in great condition, so reusing them can reduce the environmental strain on the timber and electrical resources used to produce them from scratch.
As mentioned, these are just some of the ways you can make your practice more eco-friendly. If you’d like us to provide you with a no-obligation quote for your cleaning needs, please get in touch with us today.