How to have an Eco-friendly workspace

Offices aren’t exactly the most eco-friendly places – whether that’s a communal area or your work from space home. I know I have been trying to cut down on my paper use for years. It just seems difficult with soe much note taking and diary entries.

So, these past few months I’ve been making conscious efforts to cut down on the excessive use of paper, and be more mindful of the products I use. Of course, you should also be mindful of the energy you use to power your electric – turning off all switches at the end of the dat etc. This can help you save a little bit of money too.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into my favourite eco-friendly office items.

iPad

Apple iPad Pro 11 256GB Wi-Fi - Space Grey (Renewed)

Yes, I know. This is definitely an investment, and not one that everyone can make during a panemic. However, an iPad pro can really elevate your work life.

It can be used as a diary, journal, note taker, or even a small laptop. It’s a go-to gadget for emails, drawing, writing, and journalling. In fact, many graphic design freelancers do the majority of their work on an iPad.

It’s definitely worth looking into – especially with apps that mirror a diary or note taking space. With this, you can completely ditch paper. How amazing is that?

I’ve suggested the pro, just because it is a larger version, hence making it easier to work on. However, smaller, older models are available for a cheaper price.

iPad pen

Linked to the iPad, obviously. Whether you have one already or you’re thinking of investing in one – a pen is a great idea. This allows you to use your iPad as you would a piece of paper or physical diary.

If you’re anything like me, you might be stuck in the ways of note taking or scribbling, or even doodling. This helps you completely cut down on the amount of paper that you use, while still having that little outlet.

I searched high and low to find the best pen, and this one stood out from the crowd. It’s rechargeable and has no lag. It also doesn’t have the higher price points that some of the iPad pens did.

iPad paper screen

Paper Screen Protector for iPad Pro 12.9"(2018-2020),Compatible with Face ID Full Cover Screen Protectors,Pencil Write, Draw & Sketch, Anti-glare Japan PET Screen Film (Matte,12.9inch)

Now, this obviously isn’t necessary, it’s just a little luxury. What this screen essentially does is mimick that of paper.

It also has an anti-glare effect, making it easier to write and read in brighter lighting.

This makes writing, drawing and journalling feel more like home. It’s worth a try, it protects your screen at the same time so it’s mutually beneficial.

P.S: you can choose a matte screen protector for a similar effect.

LED writing pad

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Alternatively, you can opt for an LED writing pad. Of course, this won’t have the same apps or memory as an iPad but it is substantially cheaper.

LED writing pads are one of the easiest ways to cut down on your paper usage. They’re also great for note-taking on the go.

Coffee cup

Coffee Cup, MOMSIV Vacuum Reusable Leakproof Double Wall Coffee Cup, Insulation Stainless Steel Eco-Friendly Travel Office Mug for Hot Coffee Tea and Cold Drinks (Green))

If you’re inclined to a cup of coffee whilst working, you’re on the same page as millions of people. However, I can’t recommend enough that you switch to reusable coffee cups rather than the plastic nightmares wihc are polluting our planet.

A lot of coffee shops also offer a discount if you bring in a reusable cup, which is always a nice incentive.

Lighting

An obvious way to make your office or workspace more environmentally friendly is with the use of lighting. A simple swap to energy-efficient bulbs makes a small but meaningful difference. Make the switch today.

Sorry for sounding like an energy advert.

Eco-friendly Journals

I totally understand if you can’t jump to a screen just yet. Sometimes a traditional paper journal just hits differently. I get it.

So, if you’re heart is set on keeping one of these, you should consider purchasing one made from sustainable materials.

This notebook/journal is made from eco-friendly materials. The cover is made from cork – a natural and sustainable material. The paper itself is acid-free, recyclable, and pollution-free. Perfect. Just don’t forget to recycle once fully used.

Mouse pad

If you’re really trying to create an eco-friendly office space, look into what items you’re purchasing for it. Anything from your mousepad to your cup coasters could be plastic-central, and damaging the environment.

If you haven’t already got a mouse pad, look t this amazing one. It’s made from natural cork, and is completely environmentally friendly. In fact, you can find just about any eco-friendly alternative to your office supplies.

Screen cleaner

With compiters, pones, iPads etc, screens get dirty. You might not have considered the harmful chemicals which effect the environment – but they are detrimental.

This screen cleaner contains only Eco-Friendly, Bio Degradable and Hypo Allergenic ingredients.

These little switches will help you cut down on paper, save money, and live a more eco-conscious lifestyle. i HOPE YOU FIND ONE OF THE SUGGESTIONS HELPFUL – LET ME KNOW IF YOU DID!

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