While at home many of us go to great efforts.
Such as to wash out peanut butter jars, turn off lights and carefully fill our kettles with just enough water for a cup of tea, at work all our green habits go out the window. That’s according to a new survey examining our environmental efforts in the workplace.
While 94% of us say we switch off any lights we’re not using in the home, the number drops to 66% when it comes to turning off lights in the office. And while 54% of us carefully judge how much water we need to fill our kettle at home, only 10% of people care about filling the kettle at work.
One in three respondents said that speed and efficiency came before green issues when they were at work. 62% believed their employers should take the lead, and start some sort of green initiative.
David Cannon, Managing Director of workplace designers Maris Interiors, says, “It’s too easy to think it’s not your responsibility when you’re at work as you don’t pay the electricity bills yourself. But on your way out the door, try to think of the environment – it just doesn’t take any time to just flick that light switch off!”
Notes For The Editor:
Maris Interiors LLP is the UK’s leading specialist in workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. Their team of experts has extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good design can substantially improve business performance, save vast amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
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