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How To Make Your Work Day More Eco-Friendly

by Alexandra Parren

Here at Sundried, we are passionate about two things: health and sustainability. Ethics are at the core of our brand and so we want to help you make small changes to increase your awareness about how you can be more sustainable and eco-friendly in your day-to-day life. Read on for tips on how to make your work day more sustainable and get healthier in the process!

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Cycle or walk to work

 Air pollution caused by commuters is on the rise and can be deadly; over 9,000 Londoners die every year as a result of breathing toxic air in the capital. However, 1 in 6 of these deaths could be prevented if everyone cycled or walked 20 minutes each day. Commuting by car causes a huge amount of pollution and is terrible for the environment. If you live within a reasonable distance of your office, try cycling or walking to work – even if it's just a couple of days a week. 

Not only will cycling or walking to work help make your work day more eco-friendly, it'll be great for your health too. If you work in an office, the dangers of sitting all day are huge and so getting active in the morning and after work will contribute to improving your health greatly. 

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Drink from re-usable containers

Whether you're a coffee drinker or stick to water, your single-use containers are causing a huge amount of pollution. Single-use plastics are some of the most dangerous pollutants in the world and are contributing to the deaths of wildlife.

By switching to a reusable water bottle you could help save up to 156 single-use plastic bottles every year which is a big difference for one person. Imagine if everyone in your office followed suit? An office of 100 people would save 15,600 bottles! If coffee is more your thing, a reusable eco coffee cup will be just the ticket. 

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Take a packed lunch

When you stop to think about just how much plastic packaging is involved in a lunchtime meal deal from the local shop, you might be tempted to start packing your own lunch. This is an easy win for both making your work day more eco-friendly but also helping to improve your health and save you money. 

British workers spend over £5 billion a year on shop-bought lunches and 28% of people say they buy lunch every day – at an average of £3.33 a time. That quickly adds up! If you were to bring a packed lunch every day you'd be saving around £67 a month which could go on all sorts of things – a gym membership, a personal trainer, a Sky TV package, or just to go into your all-important savings pot. 

By bringing your own packed lunch you'd be saving not only money but the environment too, as the single-use plastic used to contain your lunch would be saved. Invest in sturdy Tupperware containers which you can reuse and make yourself a delicious, satisfying lunch that you know is healthy and full of nothing but goodness.

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