Seema Singh
Hr-education Industry

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Protecting the environment has to be part of your everyday life outside your home as well.
Whether you work at a factory that may be blatantly polluting the environment or in an office that could cut down its use of paper products, you should examine every element of your working life and make sure it is a safe working environment for you and the planet.
Canada’s ancient forests are being stripped away for many disposable paper products you can find at home and at work, such as toilet paper, phone books, newsprint and writing paper. Here are a few thing you can do to save paper and trees:
  • Photocopy or print on both sides of the page and reuse paper until both sides are used up.
  • Reduce the number of copies of any given document.
  • Buy recycled, chlorine-free paper and recycle office paper when you are finished with it.
  • Reuse envelopes.
  • Use a plain paper fax machine so you can reuse and recycle the paper.
  • Buy a permanent cloth or mesh coffee filter instead of disposable paper filters.
  • Buy one copy of the news-paper and leave it in the staff room for everyone to share over lunch and breaks.
  • Implement purchasing policies that consider the environmental record of companies you are buying goods and services from.
  • Encourage your workplace to use alternative cleaning materials such as the recipes found in this booklet.
  • Use paper clips, staples, string or non-toxic glue instead of adhesive tape when possible.
  • Use stick-type glues or basic white glue. Avoid glues and cements that emit the smell of solvents (ie. rubber cement, hobby glue).
  • Use crayons, china markers (wax pencils) or coloured pencils instead of solvent based markers.
  • Use correction tape that covers errors or lifts them off without the use of solvents. When you must use fluid, use the water based type made for photocopiers.
  • Use refillable pens and pencils rather than disposable ones.
Quick Tips
  • If you send packages by courier, contact a bicycle courier company for local deliveries.
  • Take your own ceramic or china coffee cup to work.
  • Bring your lunch in a reusable container.
  • Investigate the health hazards in your office and line of work. Seek and promote alternatives.
  • Weatherproof your workplace to save energy.
  • Help educate your coworkers about the environment.
  • Lobby for faucet aerators at work to save water.
  • Set up a recycling program.
  • Set up an environmental bulletin board to post notices about local environmental meetings, environmental news and green cleaning tips.
  • Encourage your company pension plan not to invest in companies that harm the environment.
  • Lobby your company to set up a committee to monitor its environmental performance.
  • Walk or ride a bike to work. Use public transit or carpool – you can advertise at work or on community bulletin boards.
  • Make a sign for inside the front door that says “last one out turns off the lights.”

From India, Delhi
thanks a lot for reminding us again... that we are not the only one living on this earth... there are plants - trees - birds - animals - other living things... who have as much right on resources of this planet as we humans do !!!
If you know of any machine or mechanism that can convert paper and plastic into usable things... could u pls tell me?
i feel that people are lazy to send it to cos. who recycle...if one has a technology (affordable of course) then each one can do it in thier own time and feel good about it!
Say What??

From India, Lucknow
Recycling and reuse
<image no longer exists> Recycling involves the collection of used and discarded materials processing these materials and making them into new products. It reduces the amount of waste that is thrown into the community dustbins thereby making the environment cleaner and the air more fresh to breathe.

what type of recycling you are looking for exactly , is that e-waste , or any thing else.

From India, Delhi

Paper reduction, recycling and reuse save money and habitat for environmental health

The paperless office was supposed to save trees -- but we're using more paper in offices than ever before. Desktop printers and copiers just make it sooooo convenient!
If you like trees...and clean air, consider these solutions for managing your office files, paper use and digital document management. These solutions also provide a great ROI -- you buy less paper, spend less time on paperwork...and enjoy life more

From India, Delhi
I am interested in recycling paper... we in our organization are calling people who recycle and make products out of the wastes...
similarly, at home we have so many papers of children copies, books, packaging, and other smiliar stuff that we just throw away.
i am interested in making recycled paper... there are machines for that... Do you by chance know of any such machine or process which can be operated/carried out at home....??
So that it becomes fun to do recycling and you don't have to wait for people to come to your home to pick it up or you don't have to go to companies to get it recycled.
Plus, our kids can see this process and become aware of its significance.
PLASTIC is another abundant waste material at home.... how can we reuse ? and can we do the same with plastic... as with paper.. at home types??

From India, Lucknow
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