Rethinking, reducing and reusing in our offices

Written by
Farištamo Eller - Contact: faristamo.eller@ldiw.org
June 5, 2021

We are used to thinking that it is for each and every one of us to change the world through our individual actions. We have been told that it all depends on each of our private choices. But people never act alone, but rather in collectives. Today, for World Environment Day, we would like to invite people to share what their organizations do to make our planet cleaner and waste-free.

Let’s Do It World’s head office in Tallinn consists of eight active people. Today, of course, not everyone is there at the same time, but the office is fully operational, and usually, some team members are working there. We want to show you how we implement the 5Rs for the Environment in our office.

When you step into our office, you are greeted by our colorful furniture. And we didn’t buy it! It was provided by a company that picks up discarded furniture from other offices and then finds its new homes. Our furniture was previously used in Telia, a telecommunications group, once they started to refresh their offices they really didn’t want to send their furniture to the landfill, so Telia contacted SmartSwap and this is how we got our office tables, chairs, couches, and shelves. Our furniture reflects the way that we think daily – we rethink our choices, and find the best solution for the environment; we reduce the need to consume new, and we reuse other people’s assets they no longer need or want.


There’s a saying that if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together. And we want to go far together. So, we would like to invite everyone to share their experience in inflicting change for the environment in your neighborhoods, organizations, schools and universities, companies, and offices.

So, how have the 5Rs been implemented in your organization?

#rethink

#reduce

#reuse

#repair

#recycle

We are used to thinking that it is for each and every one of us to change the world through our individual actions.
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