Today is UNESCO World Water Day. A day to pause and reflect on our use of water. An opportune time to consider ways to moderate our personal consumption and business use. (If rising water rates aren’t already deterrent enough!).
Sustainability surveys show that reducing water waste has become a priority for leading business managers. When we think office ‘water waste’ our minds tend to focus on taps, kettles and toilets. One major drain on commercial water supplies tends to be overlooked – the office plants.
Office plants work wonders for the atmosphere of a building and the productivity of a workforce. But it can be thirsty work. And some species need more rehydration than others. So, how do you reduce the Water Bill on your Plant Expenses account?
1. Select drought-tolerant plants.
2. Confirm each plant’s watering needs (note: seasonal variations can apply) with your office plant supplier and ensure these quantities are not exceeded.
3. Prepare a “Plant Watering Schedule” noting watering dates and quantities. Initiate a watering roster with one individual per week on plant-watering duties.
4. Encourage staff not to tip unfinished water drinks into plant pots (risking plant rot and loss). Instead, introduce pooling stations for unused water so it can be put to productive use.
5. Consider replacing decorative water features with green walls or drought-resistant indoor trees.
6. Invest in Mummie Plants – the only office plants that never ever need watering.
A plant that lives without water? Correct. Mummie Plants are the first businessplant, engineered to thrive with zero maintenance. Instead of water their veins are filled with the natural ingredient glycerine. The result: Preserved office plants that stay in peak condition every day of their working life without any intervention. Meaning lower water bills, less water waste and higher sustainability ratings for your business.
For more information on how to save money with Mummie Plants contact Norma on 01 296 4540.