Each year, U.S. companies buy about 3 million desks, 16.5 million chairs, 4.5 million tables, and 11 million file cabinets. The eye opener is how much of the furniture is sent to landfills. Experts believe that about half this amount is thrown away annually (somewhere in the millions of tons); according to one estimate, that’s enough to furnish all the offices in Boston, MA. If you’re looking for green furniture, you do not have to pay top dollar for new furniture from one of the top manufacturers. Consider the refurbished route. Increasingly, more and more companies are using refurbished desks, cubicles, chairs and file cabinets. A whole industry has revolved around providing refurbished items.
Here are 4 ways to create a green office:
- Don’t be wasteful with electricity. Turn off all printers and computers and other equipment at the end of the day and leave them off until they are needed again. Also check to see that your equipment is energy efficient, it should turn off after 15 minutes of non use. Also turn off your lights at the end of the day.
- Reduce, reuse, recycle. Think about everything you use and how it can be repurposed. Instead of using disposable coffee cups, bring your own cup that you can clean and reuse for your morning java. Here at CJ Office Furniture we recycle/reuse approximately 97% of our product.
- Buy environmentally friendly office products. Non-toxic highlighters, recycled paper, ink cartridges that can be refilled, just to name a few.
- Purchase quality pre-owned commercial office furniture. Much of the office furniture we receive is in excellent shape and if not our expert crew will clean it up so you will be hard pressed to tell that your furniture had a past life all while saving you as much as 80% off of what you would spend on new office furniture.
CJ Office Furniture has over 30 years of experience in helping customers create a green office. Contact CJ Office Furniture TODAY at (973) 263-3535 OR visit our warehouse at 60 Parsippany Blvd., Boonton, NJ 07005, so we can help you make the most of your green office furniture shopping experience.