Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sense of Recycling Paper

Many of the Indian Companies are getting aware for saving trees. They have the slogan"Go Green". Finally they have realized the value of nature and stepping forward to preserve it.

Paper waste is found maximum in offices in all sectors. Now, some companies like Infosys, Wipro, Satyam are taking efficient paper use norms like monitoring how many printouts an employee takes, printing on both sides etc. Yes Bank has started printing both sides and they have saved about three million pages since last year. They also look to disposing waste paper in eco-friendly manner. These companies have an in-house recycling facility or tie-ups with re-cyclers.

Do we know, recycling one tonne of printing paper saves more than two tonnes of wood? On an average, a company with 1000 employees generated 1000 kg of paper a year. Amongst them , high value paper like shredded papers etc goes to scrap dealers. Low quality papers like tissues, paper cups goes waste as most of them can't be recycled.

Please save paper and save trees!!

6 comments:

Chelsie said...

Great information Megha. You always come up with very useful information. Thanks. I didn't know the ratios given in your post.

Anonymous said...

I too will stop printing unnecessarily. I have been receiving quite a few emails with a line written to the bottom that says "consider the environment before printing this email"

Megha said...

Thanks Anonymous...If everybody think like this we will together can make a difference.

Anonymous said...

That's right. I will send this post to as many as possible.

Save said...

recycling & reusing will give a supporting hand to the environment. the lesser we consume new items, the lesser is the pressure on the prestine forests. afterall everything that we use comes from a natural resource. anyone has any question, do post back for me.

Anonymous said...

recycling = saving the environment