Do you consider yourself environmentally aware?

Are you the Chief Recycling Officer of your household?

What about at work?

Results of a North American survey conducted by Harris Interactive to measure environmental consciousness in the workplace found that work colleagues may have some strong objections to those who don’t walk-the-green-talk at the office. Almost 40% of U.S. respondents said their number-one office environmental pet peeve was mindless printing resulting in abandoned pages at the printer, followed closely by leaving the lights on in unused offices (37%).

The Full List

The top ten environmental pet peeves among U.S. office workers:

  1. Mindless printing resulting in increased waste (40%)
  2. Leaving lights on (37%)
  3. Lack of recycling bins (33%)
  4. Excessive air conditioning in summer and heat in winter (29%)
  5. Excessive use of paper products, like cups, plates, etc. (27%)
  6. Coworkers not recycling (27%)
  7. Coworkers not printing double-sided when they can (24%)
  8. Too many cover sheets when faxing or printing (24%)
  9. Having to store paper copies of existing electronic files (24%)
  10. Leaving computer on and not powering down when going home (23%)

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