Employees across the nation are embracing efforts to conserve natural and Postal Service resources, a new survey shows.
More than 6,770 employees completed the online survey in the spring.
Here are some highlights:
• Employees are enthusiastic recyclers. Eighty-one percent of respondents recycle at work, including 67 percent who recycle ink and toner cartridges. Less than 1 percent said recycling isn’t important.
• Employees conserve electricity, too. Ninety-one percent of respondents turn off lights when they’re the last person to leave their office.
• They also buy green. Sixty-seven percent of respondents consider the environment when making purchasing decisions.
• There’s room for improvement. Nearly 34 percent of respondents felt the adoption of green practices was not valued in their workplaces, while only one-third know who to contact for environmental advice. Also, 93 percent of respondents drive to work, while only 4 percent use mass transit, carpool or walk.
A total of 375 respondents requested information on setting up a lean green team at their facility, and more than 1,300 suggestions were received through the survey.