I recently got a new colour laser printer. I was looking for an all-in-one device to reduce the amount of hardware I have cluttering my office. I now have two lasers, as I’ve kept the old black and white device for general printing.
It struck me that I’d need to ensure that my office is well ventilated when these printers are operating. These days the ozone and toner that escapes from laser printers is very low, but your breathing air can still become contaminated. Luckily, my printers are positioned away from my desk and near a window I can open. But if you do work in a very confined space, think about the quality of the air you’re breathing.
One solution to improve the air quality in your office is to get some plants. They can in effect act as a filter and not only do their job well, but also bring some greenery into what can be a very sterile environment to work.
This reminded me of a blog post over at Shedworking, where Alex Johnson recommends some plant varieties to try in your home office. There is also a great post on Eco Street including a list of plants that can help purify your office environment. There’s also some interesting products if you’re looking to green up your office on the Breathing Space website.