Want to green the inside of your workplace? Start slow. You only need one plant to make a positive difference.
Sharing your room with just one plant can improve air quality by 25 per cent. That’s the simple truth at the heart of a new campaign – with its own app – spreading the message that green really is best for healthy indoor spaces.
Plant Life Balance, created by Australian brand and sustainability agency Republic of Everyone, backs its pro-plant mission with hefty science.
In a world-first review of global studies on the wellbeing benefits of indoor plants, researchers at Melbourne’s RMIT quantified the positive effects of greener spaces. They found that the wealth of good news about greenery could be boiled down to two key findings: plants improve air quality, and they boost mental wellbeing.
Republic of Everyone used these findings to fuel a ground-breaking augmented reality app which allows users to design greener interiors and calculate their health-boosting credentials. The Plant Life Balance app has huge appeal for businesses keen to harness the benefits of greenery in their workplace.
The physical effect of plants is nothing short of dramatic. Their pollution-absorbing capabilities remove airborne toxins – mainly the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by carpets, chairs, curtains, equipment, paints and other everyday office items.