Relocating can be a difficult time for companies, and often environmental impact is the last thing your company will be thinking about. However, more and more companies are now trying to be sustainable, and so even when you are going through an upheaval, it’s important to stay green. There are a few steps you can take to ensure you stay environmentally friendly when you are moving, and here are some tips to make it easier.
Use a professional firm
Rather than driving back and forth between the old and new workplace, it’s much more environmentally friendly to do the move in one go. For example, if you’re moving to a new city and need removalists from Melbourne to Sydney, then the last thing you want is to have to drive back because the van you’ve hired is too small. Get professionals to give you an estimate, and they’ll be able to get the right sized vehicles to do the move in one run, saving fuel costs and reducing your carbon footprint.
When you move offices or workplaces, it’s a good time to throw things out, but it’s important not to simply send everything to landfill. Using a removalist such as ABR Relocations means you can get many things recycled, without any extra inconvenience, and this could include:
- Office furniture – this can often be recycled or sold back into the second-hand marketplace.
- Paperwork – if you are going digital, old paperwork can be confidentially recycled
- IT equipment – don’t send old equipment to landfill, it can often be sent for recycling
- Shelving units and old cabinets
- Packaging left over at the end of your move
Many companies in Australia now need less space due to going paperless and having remote workers, so it’s common to want to cut down on the amount of furniture you need when you move, and using Melbourne removalists will mean your office will be organised into items that are to be sold, items [cs1] that can be recycled, and items to be moved, so that you only end up with the items that you want.
If you have an office in a CBD’s such as the one in Melbourne, then recycling can be a real chore as you might not be close to any recycling centres. That’s why it’s better left to the professionals, saving you time and hard work.
Create good habits in your new workplace
Once you’ve moved into a new workplace, consider how you can encourage greener practices from day one. This could be by providing re-usable instead of paper cups, going paperless, or adding bike racks so that people can cycle to work instead of driving. Employees lead by example, and if you want to create a more sustainable workplace, then the time that you move is an excellent opportunity to do so.
If your company is relocating to or from Melbourne and want an easy, smooth move, then get in touch with ABR Relocations today for a straightforward removals service and more. Simply call 03 9706 4008 or fill in the online contact form for a free quote.