25 Feb '12, 12am

Singapore Environment Council aims to boost green office practices

Singapore Environment Council aims to boost green office practices

Less paper usage, more recycling OFFICE equipment supplier Ricoh Asia Pacific hopes to reduce energy and paper consumption by 2 per cent and 3 per cent respectively as part of its key performance indicators this year. One way in which paper use is minimised is requiring staff to press the printer's button manually in a bid to make them consider if they really need copies of documents made. Workers are also encouraged to dispose of waste in the firm's recycling room, which has bins of different colours indicating what goes where. The Japanese company, which has an office in Penang Road, also organises an annual nationwide campaign called Eco Action Day. Started in 2007, it hopes to create awareness and encourage companies here to conserve energy in conjunction with World Environment Day on June 5. Said Ms Wong Yee Thing, senior executive of regional environmental management...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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