- The world’s consumption of paper has grown 400% in the last 40 years.
- 60% of the total trees cut around the world are used in paper industries.
- Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute.
- To produce 15,000 sheets of paper it takes one whole tree
- The average office worker uses 12,000 sheets of paper each year that’s about a tree per person per year!
- Printing waste is 20% or more of total paper produced.
- Greenhouse gasses are emitted by the heavy industry used to make paper.
- 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with makingit from raw materials
- Printers and copiers consume a large amount of electricity.
- The average printer cartridge takes 3 gallons of oil to produce.If it is not recycled, it takes over 1,000 years for the cartridge to decompose in a landfill.
Wep Solutions to sustain green
With the organizations becoming eco-conscious and constantly driving initiatives towards the following ‘Go Green’ practices, Wep Solutions takes pride in contributing to this initiative by partnering with the organization in –
- Monitoring and Controlling printing:
With monitor and control in the prints, there will be a considerable reduction in the wastage of paper and consumption of electricity.
- Deployment of Green Printers:
The printers deployed by Wep Solutions are specially designed to adhere to the environmental standards. The printers consist of long lasting components and are designed to emit less heat and noise.
- Optimizing the printer fleet:
With the expertise in the job, we review organizations actual usage and recommend optimization. This leads to the reduction in the number of printers per employee in an organization. Less printers, less obsolescence, hence less e-waste.
- E-waste management:
Under MPS strategy, the consumables are collected back for the printers that reach end of life and are scrapped through a certified e-waste management mechanism so that the processed metal and the acid used in the course of processing the waste is recycled. The waste does not go to the land fill.
- Minimize Carbon Footprint:
Fleet optimization includes consolidating redundant devices, reducing paper consumption by usage of the duplex printing enabling a decrease in the carbon footprint of the organization.
Less than 1% of electricity in the United States is generated from solar power.
- Refrigerators built in 1975 used 4 times more energy than current models.
An aluminum can that is thrown away instead of recycled will still be a can 500 years from now!
Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year.
You will save 100 pounds of carbon for each incandescent bulb that you replace with a compact fluorescent bulb (CFL), over the life of the bulb.
Glass can be recycled over and over again without ever wearing down.
Recycling for one year at Stanford University saved the equivalent of 33,913 trees and the need for 636 tons of iron ore, coal, and limestone.
A tree that provides a home with shade from the sun can reduce the energy required to run the air conditioner and save an additional 200 to 2,000 pounds of carbon over its lifetime.
Washing your clothes in cold or warm instead of hot water saves 500 pounds of carbon dioxide a year, and drying your clothes on a clothesline six months out of the year would save another 700 pounds.
You’ll save two pounds of carbon for every 20 glass bottles that you recycle.
Recycling 100 million cell phones can save enough energy to power 18,500 homes in the U.S. for a year.
Due to tiger poaching, habitat destruction, and other human-tiger conflicts, tigers now number around 3,200—a decrease in population by about 70% from 100 years ago.
Turning off the tap when brushing your teeth can save as much as 10 gallons a day per person.