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low-waste habits

  • Go “paperless”

    • Share information on Google Apps, Apple iCloud, or Microsoft Office 365

    • Transition mail to be delivered to your email account

  • When printing:

    • Set to double sided

    • Reduce printing margins to 1 inch or less on all documents to save paper when printing.

  • Business lunches/meetings

    • Use compostable/recyclable materials

    • Provide the right training/receptacles for disposing of them properly

    • Commit to not using plastic/single use beverages

    • Replace disposable products with reusable ones

    • Use refillable containers for condiments

  • Check out your dumpster - what’s in there? Could regular items be replaced or diverted?

  • Have a Green Event! Ramsey County provides free recycling and organics containers to reduce waste. These containers come with bags, your choice of signage to indicate what is being recycled and collapse for transport. Info here.


  • Train your employees about recycling, composting, waste reduction, and other environmental topics, and get them involved.

  • Provide centralized waste, recycling, and composting containers in public areas.

  • Buy local! †

  • Take out containers 

A note on Food waste - Roughly one-third of the world’s food is never eaten, which means land and resources used and greenhouse gases emitted in producing it were unnecessary. Interventions can reduce loss and waste, as food moves from farm to fork, thereby reducing overall demand.

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