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Eco-Tips

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Going green is easy and small changes that you make at home or at work can collectively make a difference to the environment.

Check out our quick tips for the home and the office and live green today!

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Live Green at Home

The conservation of the environment begins at home. Cultivate green habits at home for a healthier living environment.

Water

In the Bathroom

  • Turn off the shower while soaping.
  • Take quick showers.
  • Use a tumbler while brushing your teeth or shaving
  • Use a half flush for flushing of liquid waste.
  • Install water-efficient toilet bowls with a low capacity flushing cistern which uses only 3.5 litres to 4.5 litres per flush.

In the Kitchen

  • Wash dishes in a sink of water.
  • If you are using a dishwasher, wash with a full load.
  • Thaw frozen food in a basin of water instead of under running water.
  • Wash clothes in a wash-tub instead of under a running tap.
  • Reuse the rinse water from your washing machine to mop or wash floors and wash toilets.

Other Areas

  • Wash your floors using a mop and bucket instead of a hose.
  • Wash your car using a pail of water instead of a running hose.
  • Turn off taps tightly to stop drips.
  • Check your pipes and water fittings regularly for leaks.
  • Water your plants with a watering can instead of a running hose.
  • Read your water meter regularly to monitor your water consumption. Repair leaks immediately.
  • Install constant flow regulators on your taps and fittings.

Waste

  • Minimise the use of disposable items such as disposable crockery, non-rechargeable batteries, etc.
  • Pack breakfast or lunch in a washable container instead of a disposable one.
  • Bring your own shopping bag when shopping for groceries.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Energy

  • Switch off lights and electronic appliances when not in use.
  • Use one strong bulb instead of several low-wattage ones.
  • Use the fan instead of air-conditioning if possible.

Turn your workplace into an Eco-Office!

Do something good for the environment at the workplace. Everyone can contribute to energy and resource efficiency.

Paper

  • Recycle used paper.
  • Ask your contractor about recycling confidential paper waste.
  • Purchase paper containing post-consumer waste or paper made from alternative fibres.
  • Purchase paper with an accredited environmental or green label.
  • Scan and e-mail reports rather than faxing them
  • Avoid using fax cover sheets.
  • Compile an e-mail listing to distribute e-versions of your reports.
  • File documents in soft copies instead of printing them for filing.

Energy

  • Switch off all lights, computers, copiers and other non-essential equipment when not in use.
  • Enable energy-saving features on all computers and copiers.
  • Turn off monitors when not using for more than 30 minutes.
  • Turn off personal computers if not in use for two hours or more.
  • Install occupancy sensors that turn off lights if the room is empty.
  • Adjust your air-conditioner settings when you feel cold.
  • Inkjet or dot-matrix printers use less energy than laser printers.

Water

  • Save water in toilets – use a half-flush instead of a full-flush where possible and don’t leave the tap running when washing hands.
  • Install water-saving devices in toilet and pantry faucets.
  • Use environmentally-friendly products for cleaning.

Indoor Air Quality

  • Choose untreated, natural carpeting and flooring.
  • Avoid glue and paint that emit volatile chemicals in the office.
  • Have lots of plants in the office, especially those that remove toxins and purify the air.
  • Plants also absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen.
  • Put printers and copiers in a separate room from staff. Ensure this room is well ventilated.

Print Cartridges

  • When considering a new photocopier, choose one that uses refillable toner cartridges and bottles.
  • Exchange your old toner cartridges for a reconditioned one.
  • Buy remanufactured or refillable cartridges for photocopiers and printers.
  • Wash clothes in a wash-tub instead of under a running tap.
  • If your printouts are fading, redistribute the toner within the cartridge by pulling the cartridge out and shaking gently before replacing.

Waste

  • Avoid packaging, buy in bulk.
  • Select items that come in recycled or recyclable packaging.
  • Opt for reusable cups and containers.
  • Refuse plastic bags, bring your own bag when buying office supplies.
  • Bring your own cutlery set for use instead of disposable cutlery for your takeaways.
  • Install water-saving devices in toilet and pantry faucets.
  • Use environmentally-friendly products for cleaning.

Transport

  • Take public transport instead of driving to work. This reduces traffic congestion, air pollution and the search and paying for parking.
  • Start car-pooling – talk to your neighbours and colleagues.
  • Opt for reusable cups and containers.
  • Don’t buy a bigger car or engine size than necessary.
  • Choose a fuel-efficient car and use it efficiently, e.g. avoid high speeds, rapid acceleration and harsh braking.
  • Provide bicycle racks and showers for staff who cycle or walk to work.
  • Use environmentally-friendly products for cleaning.

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