How does your business stack up environmentally?
When you’re considering the environmental impact of your print work, you may demand your suppliers have environmentally sound print practices. These may include; offering recycled and environmentally friendly stock, using environmentally friendly inks, recycling goods used in production on the floor (paper, water, plates, pallets, packaging) and optimising print runs to ensure minimal waste.
We’re pleased to let you know that we’re doing all of the above to an exceptionally high standard, you can read more about that here.
What you may not consider is the environmental impact of the office that supports the manufacturing side of the business. At Whirlwind, we’re committed to ensuring our operations are environmentally friendly across the board. In the past couple of years we have:
- Upgraded our lights to energy efficient bulbs
- Optimised our workflows which has enabled us to reduce our physical footprint in both our Sydney and Melbourne premises
- Diverted 20 computers/printers from landfill and recycled them via a subsidiary of the WERX foundation
- 30 old toners and inkjet cartridges were also diverted from landfill. These went to Planet Ark who recycle them into e-wood (park benches, planter boxes, retaining walls, etc)
- 15 x thin clients have been donated to a local supplier who repurposes them into basic PABX (telephone) systems for small businesses
We’re proud of our efforts but we’re always looking for ways to improve. What environmentally friendly practices do you use in the office?
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