Internally, Unger recycles and minimizes the use of raw materials. We are continually making the necessary changes to improve the environment.
Here are someways you can "Go Green" at the work place.
1. Go for "Greener Options" in the products you buy.
Customers today can choose from a wide range of high-quality products that are equal in performance to traditional products, but can result in lower waste, fewer chemicals, lower energy use and less material use. Green options also can save you money.
2. Buy remanufactured ink and toner cartridges.
Remanufactured ink and toner cartridges cost an average of 15% less than national brands and come with a 100% money back quality guarantee. One returned cartridge keeps approximately 2.5 pounds of metal and plastic out of landfills. Remanufacturing one toner cartridge also conserves about a half gallon of oil.
3. Buy high Post-Consumer Recycled Content (PCR) paper.
In the past, recycled paper may have been of poorer quality than non-recycled. But now, recycled papers are just as bright and work just as well in printers and copiers as our non-recycled papers. We know this is true; we use 35% PCR content paper for internal operations.
4. Use Digital Storage Solutions to cut paper and reduce clutter.
One 100 Megabyte zip drive can store the contents of a four-drawer filing cabinet and one CD-ROM can hold nearly a roomful of paper! It is also more convenient to store disks and CD-ROMs than roomfuls of paper.
5. Use compact fluorescent bulbs.
Switching from incandescent bulbs to energy-efficient compact fluorescents delivers outstanding efficiency -- up to 75% energy savings for qualified lights. That translates into significant cost savings as well as waste avoidance since compact fluorescents can last over 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
6. Recycle your empty ink and toner cartridges.
In 2005, over 50% of all ink and toner cartridges were sent to landfills in the U.S. But it's simple to recycle. You may get money back on certain eligible cartridges at stores.
7. Recycle your office paper.
Only about 50% of all the paper used in North America is recycled. And there is a growing shortage of paper available for recycled products as Asian countries demand more recovered fiber. Consider starting a paper recycling program at your office.
8. Donate unwanted products.
Unger donates many of there products. Most of our products are biodegradeable and have a shelf life we find a better use for your end-of-life products.
9. Buy Renewable Energy Credits to "offset" your energy use.
Global warming or "climate change" is one of the most significant environmental issues today and in the future. Global warming is caused by carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are emitted when fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, oil, gasoline and kerosene are burned. Energy generated from renewable sources (such as wind, solar or geothermal) has much lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels. By buying Renewable Energy Credits, you can effectively offset some or all of the carbon dioxide your organization emits. In 2006, Office Depot worked with its energy management company to buy 76,000 Megawatts of renewable energy. This is equivalent to over 12% of our annual electricity use in that year.
10. Remember, it all starts with you. Please spread the word.
If more people "Go for the Green Option" in their daily worklife, the positive benefits will multiply. Start by making more personal decisions with the environment in mind. Then help increase awareness by spreading the word to your colleagues, teams, bosses, suppliers and customers. It all adds up!
Many of Unger’s products are either bio-degradable, and/or recyclable.
Next to each product catagory will be a code informing you the recyclability and/or reusability of each product.
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