Greening the workplace
I am kind of peculiar when it comes to living green.
I recycle and reuse to some extreme. I would take a small piece of paper that my kids throw in the trash and put it in the paper recycling bag. I would clean a plastic food container or a sandwich bag and reuse them.
I have been doing composting all year around for 10 years, ever since I got my first garden in the first house we bought. I enjoy doing it because I can reduce the trash output and enrich the soil in the garden. It’s good for the environment.
The peculiar thing I do? I always bring my food scraps home from work. I eat different kinds of fruit every day, so I usually have fruit peels. Instead of throwing them in the trash, I take them home.
Today I got a new idea – composting at work.
Since I take my food scraps home anyway, why don’t I take it one step further by offering the opportunity to my co-workers in the office?
So I put an ice cream bucket out in the break room. On the lid I wrote:
Qin’s Compost at Work
What to Compost:
- Coffee ground
NO spoiled food and meat!
It makes me feel good to help protect the environment by doing my part in reducing and recycling whenever I can.
We’ll see how my composting at work goes.