If you work from home, then make the effort to create a little office, whether that’s in a bedroom or spare room. You can buy desks that fit flush against the wall when not in use, if short of space. This is better for your neck and back than leaning over a laptop in bed. An alternative is a bamboo laptop stand, which helps keep your bones in alignment, if you have no choice but to work at the kitchen table.
Make outdoor spaces safe for pets (to know plants, mulches and other items to avoid). Know pet-toxic houseplants to avoid (including sago palm and lilies) and remove if hot-desking with others. Don’t face indoor foliage to gardens, to help stop birds flying into windows.
Well At Work shows how to enjoy good movement, sleep, environment, relationships, nutrition, air and spirituality, wherever you work. Learn how to to adjust temperature and humidity to stay alert and protect against infection, and learn why open-plan offices keep you more active. Plus how foods and social interactions can help.
Paper Pens feature a Kraft paper barrel and stainless steel ink chamber. Sold in a pack of 10 biros with a ‘flower style lid’, they are lightweight, strong and comfortable to grip. At end of life, soak the paper barrel before recycling, along with the steel ink chamber.
This cork refillable pen is made with quality aluminium and organic sustainable cork (no trees chopped down). A stylish gift sold in a cardboard pouch, it features an ergonomic design for comfortable writing and includes an extra refill.
The Humanium Pen (with refills) is is made from melted down upcycled firearms and writes with blue, black or soy ink. 25% profits go to communities affected by armed violence. The barrel lasts forever (if damaged, just pop in plastic recycling bin). Read how to create world peace (for all beings).
Go for leather-free swivel chairs, to save cows. IKEA and many other stores sell leather-free alternatives, along with affordable desks made from sustainable wood. Or go to secondhand stores (there are many online) that offer used office furniture, to stop it going to landfill.
You can buy recycled office furniture from Reyooz, to help save on quality items. 80% of office furniture goes to landfill or is burned, when most is in good condition. You can donate unwanted office furniture to CollectEco, which passes it onto good causes.
22 million items of office furniture are discarded each year, yet only 15% is reused. Yet community centres, schools and health centres often are in dire need of new office furniture and reception seating. One construction company donated over £100,000 of office furniture and sofas, used to help local sea cadets and community groups.