How to be zero waste in the office? … or at least produce less waste and be more eco-friendly? The 4 R’s will help you!
Zero waste movement is all about reducing waste so as not to pollute the environment. Although producing no rubbish at all may be harder to accomplish, let’s see what we can do every day in the office to create less of it. Let the 4 R’s guide you! 1. Refuse
Refuse any single-use appliances like plastic straws in your beverages, cutlery, plastic cups for water or paper cups for tea and coffee. Opt for reusables instead (as in R #3 below). Water from my cup. More stylish, less wasteful. It’s a
win-win! 2. Reduce
Reduce the amount of used paper. Digitize your notes and reminders; use your cell phone to have quicker access to them – but make sure to comply with your company's security rules. Also, writing down passwords is not only wasteful; it is also not secure. Store your passwords in a secure way using a recommended application. Avoid printing documents as …
down for an hour… being just with your breath and your thoughts, no distressing
or distracting sounds and views. Imagine feeling light as a feather, with no
care in the world.
floating you won’t have to imagine any more – it makes it happen! What’s it
all about? Floating is simply drifting in a capsule/huge bath (bigger than an
average jacuzzi) filled with water with high concentration of Epson salt/Dead
Sea salt. The temperature of water is adjusted to our bodies – it is about 35ºC/90ºF.
You float without any effort and there can be relaxing music and soft lights in
the background. You can also opt for no music and minimal lighting, making you
deprived of 90% of external stimuli. It makes you feel at ease, free, levitating.
You can practice mindful breathing or just get your mind off things. All of
take into account? I
recommend taking your own earplugs and oiling your hair if you are afraid of
its saltiness. Wearing a cap is not mandatory.Have
I wore only 33 items of clothing for work for 3 months.
How to begin?
1. Choose 2-4 main colours
2. Choose categories you will be using (I went for tops,
bottoms, shoes, and accessories)
3. Chose wisely :) and enjoy!
What I learnt?
1. Creativity with the outfits and a lot about my wardrobe.
2. Outerwear should not be really counted into my challenge... Especially that these are just clothes for work and the Polish weather is unstable to say the least!
3. I missed denim jeans... but not THAT much.
What are the benefits?
1. I never spent more than a couple of minutes to decide on my outfit.
2. Examining my wardrobe and snapping pictures proved handy to assess the condition of the selected items.
3. I do not think that there were any two same looks. Even at the end of my challenge, a colleague complimented me on my new look! Will I go for it again?
For sure! I will wear the same clothes for work everyday for a couple of days and then I'll give it a go once again. Cutting down the numbe…