With the presence of COVID-19, the use of disposable food service items in restaurants and offices has skyrocketed. Not only in our local Galesburg and Monmouth businesses, but around the country. While disposables help protect against infection, our roads, walkways and waterfronts are now littered with plastic forks, cups and take out containers.
At the same time, cleaning supplies have been flying off the shelves of local markets. Bleach and other potentially harmful chemicals are now standard janitorial supplies. They are effective at killing the virus, but they also get into our water sources, harming the wildlife and people who rely on them.
This sudden switch to only disposable items and increased use of cleaning supplies has consequences for our environment. We already see them:
Switching out office, cleaning and restaurant supplies in your local IL & IA business to those less harmful to the environment will help you stay eco-friendly in this post pandemic disposable world.
By buying eco-friendly products with us here at Office Specialists, you will also be supporting a local business with local delivery.
At Office Specialists, we recognize that businesses are in different stages of their journey to become more eco-friendly. That is why we don’t offer a “one size fits all” model with any of our business partners. We are here to help in whatever way works best for you.