Project “Offices without a trash bin” was created to reduce the negative impact on the environment through proper prevention of waste at work, especially in office environments.
In the office, many of us spend up to a third of our lives. That is why it is important that we reflect on the consequences of our daily functioning in this environment as well. The ideal would be not to create any waste in the office and therefore not to have any bins. We know that in today’s world it may be a utopia, but every change for the better counts!
The pilot project took place at CURAPROX in 2017.
Later, it took over this concept under the auspices of INCIEN and began to reshape the offices of other companies, organizations, and institutions. Important graduates to whom we have tailor made circular and waste free concepts are for example, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bratislava, the Office of the President of the Slovak Republic, Corwin, Berlin Brands Group Slovakia, 365 Banka. We also follow the principles for less waste in our mansion, where there is a community of people who sincerely care about the environment. In autumn 2019, with financial support from the Green Education Fund within, we launched a series of workshops. During these, we trained ambassadors for less waste from 16 selected companies, institutions, and organizations. They were tasked with educating their colleagues and introducing changes in their working environment. Within this project, a project manual was created, as well as workbooks, which we provide to other organizations after completing the course with our organization.
The partners of this project are: the Green Educational Fund, the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Environment Agency
We continue to develop the concept with other organizations. The project moves to the next stages of measuring the overall environmental impact, carbon footprint etc.
This project is now a part of the initiative of Slovakia’s Presidential Office – Green Institutions. The aim of this initiative is to inspire other organizations to implement different criteria and create the whole network of sustainable institutions.