OUR "GO GREEN" POLICY
Brasco Enterprises Group strives to provide our employees and executive teams with the tools, training and ongoing support they need to create a “culture of conservation” and natural resource stewardship within their community.
When we started thinking about implementing a green program, we knew that our goal was to integrate green thinking and green practices into all aspects of our daily operations. Due to the nature of our business, we wanted to focus on reducing the Company’s carbon footprint and waste. We envisioned a workplace where every process has been “greened” and they are known in the industry as Brasco Enterprises Go Green Program.
Go Green Program is our commitment to the laws, regulations, and other policy mechanisms concerning environmental issues. At Brasco Enterprises Group, we care about the planet. We feel a responsibility to leave it to future generations in better shape than we were given.
From “Think Green” comes “Act Green”. This is how we’re creating our culture of conservation.
We adopted the "Tripe R" policy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It is the order of priority of actions to be taken to reduce the amount of waste generated.
The First "R": Reduce
The logic behind the Reduce concept is simple to understand: if there is less waste (paper, water, energy, etc.) then there is less to recycle or reuse. The process of reducing begins with an examination of what you are using, and what it is used for. There are three simple steps to assessing the reduction value of an item or process:
> Is there something else that can be used for this purpose? Using multi-use items is essential to beginning reduction.
- > Is this something that needs to be done? A lot of our waste material comes from items that are considered to be “disposable.” Disposable means for the Go Green Program whether or not what the item allows you to do has any real meaning or purpose.
- > Is the item part of something you need to do, or want to do in your job? Chances are you won't need a new stapler. Buying one encourages production, wastes your resources and creates more generative waste than you can imagine (see the chart below). Here are some of things you can do to reduce carbon footprint:
- If not mandatory, do not print.
- If you do need or want to print, do it on both sides of the paper.
- Use digital data and electronic mail only.
- Instead of using disposable cups and glasses, why not bringing your own reusable water bottle?
- Sensible water use can reduce the amount of stress that is placed on our resources..
The Second "R": Reuse'
You may either reuse those items for your own use or donate so that others can use them. You can reuse below items like:
1. Old jars and pots: Old jars and pots can be used to store items in kitchen. They can also be used to store loose items together such as computer wires.
2. Tyres: Old tyres can either be sent to recycling station or can be used to make tyre-swing.
3. Used wood: Used wood can be used as firewood or can be used woodcrafts.
4. Newspaper: Old newspapers can be used to pack items when you’re planning to move to another home or store old items.
5. Envelopes: Old and waste envelopes can be used by children to make short notes.
6. Waste paper: Waste paper can be used to make notes and sketches and can be send to recycling center when you don’t need them anymore.
Items that can be donated to others include:
1. Old books: Your old books can be used by poor children or can be donated to public libraries.
2. Old clothes: Your unwanted clothes can be used by street children or can be donated to charity institutions.
3. Old electric equipment: Old electric equipment can be donated to schools or NGO’s so that they can use them.
4. Rechargeable batteries: Rechargeable batteries can be used again and again and helps to reduce unnecessary wastage as opposed to regular batteries.
Apart from this, you can build a compost bin and reuse many waste items like used tea bags. The waste then degrades and turns into compost that help your plants grow and shine.
The Third ‘R’ – RecyclingThe last stage of the waste hierarchy is to recycle. To recycle something means that it will be transformed again into a raw material that can be shaped into a new item. There are very few materials on the earth that cannot be recycled. One of the issues facing communities that want to become more involved with a recycling effort is that while the relying collection and sorting process may be affordable to implement, there still has to be a facility to receive and transform the discarded waste into a raw material. More progress is being made toward uniting recycling plants with industries that can process the waste material through agreements and incentive credits.
One need to learn as to what products can be recycled and what not. By carefully choosing the products that can be recycled, can be a first step towards efficient recycling.
1. Buy products from market that are made up of recycled materials i.e. the product should be environment friendly.
2. Buy products that can be recycled such as glass jars.
3. Invent new ways to recycle different items.
4. Avoid buying hazardous materials that could pose difficulty for you to recycle. Buy non-toxic products, whenever possible.
5. Buy products that have been made from recycled material.
6. Use recycled paper for printing or making paper handicrafts.