9. Cut back on packing waste
Packing and shipping can create loads of office waste, but you can still do your part to keep those trash cans empty. When shipping, try to pack boxes as densely as possible to avoid cardboard waste, and reuse the same boxes when you can.
For boxes that can’t be reused: compost them! If you work in an office building or don’t have a compost pile for your home office waste, many farmers accept compostables for use in fertilizing their crops. Talk to a local composter about starting a partnership with your office and sending all of your boxes there.
When transporting office supplies from one office to another, ditch the cardboard boxes in favor of a reusable solution like Rent-a-Green Box. Featured on Earth911 in 2010, this “zero-waste pack and move solution” rents out reusable, recycled-content containers for a fraction of the cost (and waste) assosciated with cardboard moving boxes.