3 Tips for a more sustainable office.

What we can do together.

1. Use paper conscientiously: In Germany, 250 kilograms of paper per capita are consumed annually, which corresponds to the combined consumption of Africa and South America.

A simple tip for saving paper would be to use waste paper (misprints, old one-sided prints, etc.) as draft printing paper or notepaper. A tray at the printer would be an optimal collection point. But please pay attention to the confidentiality of some documents. In addition, we recommend printing on the front and back of the paper as well as test prints with a lower resolution. Avoid unnecessary printing. Jungheinrich has already implemented a number of measures to this end: Workplace printers have been reduced, with modern and economical printer models having been purchased. Just like printing, notepads have become an indispensable part of everyday office life. Here, alternatives made of recycled paper offer an added value for the environment, saving up to 60% energy and 70% water during production. Notepads and printer paper made of recycled paper can be ordered via our internal ordering system.

2. Pencils: Pencils are an environmentally friendly alternative to ballpoint pens, as they consist only of a clay or graphite lead and wood. The ballpoint pen, in contrary, is made of plastic

(petroleum product), the ink of colorants (minerals, herbal substances) and solvents (water, oils and alcohols), while the refill including the ball tip is made of metal/plastic. Although many pencils still contain a lacquer coating today, STABILO models (e.g. GREENgraph 6004) or Faber Castell models (e.g. Castell 9000) are manufactured on an environmentally friendly basis. Both pencils are available via our internal ordering system.

3. Smartphone usage: Smartphones are made from many important raw materials and rare earths. Therefore, the lifespan should be extended through improved use. The possibilities in this area range from protecting the battery by removing the charger after full charging, dispensing with an inductive charging station (inefficient) and charging overnight, up to protecting the smartphone with appropriate protective sleeves. Even if no smartphone is connected to the charger, electricity is still consumed. For this reason, chargers should also be removed from the socket when the charging process is complete.