Waste Minimization Reduce, Reuse, RecycleHow long does it take to What do we want todecompose in a landfill? leave for our future• Plastic bottle - > 1000 years generation?• Glass - > 4000 years•Aluminum Can - > 500 years (Butif recycled, it can be reusedwithin 6 weeks!) REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Waste Minimization Reduce, Reuse, Recycle• 1 ton of office paper uses 24 trees• 1 tree makes 16.67 reams of copy paper• 1 ream uses 6% of a tree• 1 ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees
Waste Minimization Reduce, Reuse, Recycle• Double-sided photocopying or printing.• Reduce excess printing and copying.• Use projector instead of giving handouts in meeting room.• Circulate written or printed memos.• Set the fax machine so it does not print out confirmation after each fax.• Encourage reduction of paper generation through e-mail.• Convert the document into PDF format and store in computer instead of storing printed copy.• Reduce newspaper generation (e.g. utilize electronic news services, reduce subscriptions etc.)• Do not ask for a plastic bag if you can take the packet of food back to the office.
Waste Minimization Reduce, Reuse, Recycle• Reuse used envelopes for sending internal document• Remove old documents and reuse files for filing again• Re-format or delete old files from rewritable CD so that they can be used to store new documents• Write on used paper for notes and internal memo.
Waste Minimization Reduce, Reuse, RecycleWhich type of waste can be recycled?
Waste Minimization Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Charity Step 1: Step 4: Segregate Donate to charitable recyclables into bodies. bins Step 2:Step 3: Collection ofProceeds from recyclables byrecycling. Building Management
Waste Minimization Reduce, Reuse, RecycleRecyclable Waste• Do our bit for environment. We are going to continue the recycling initiative at Menara Gamuda. At the moment, please use the available recycling bins to recycle the materials.Status:• We are in the midst of improving the recycling facilities in Menara Gamuda, look out for our future improvements!
SCHEDULED WASTE MANAGEMENT• E-waste (discarded computer, printer, fax machine, malfunction light bulbs etc.) to be stored, disposed properly. It is in-charge by Admin department.• The provision of facilities for e-waste and other scheduled wastes are in the progress of arrangement by Admin Department and QSHE Department. We will update you when it is finalized.
Energy SavingLighting• Try to utilize our natural light. Turn off lights in spaces where natural light is sufficient.• Make it a habit to switch off lights in unoccupied spaces, e.g. compactor, pantry, toilet areas, etc.• Minimum lighting during lunch time.• If you are the last person who leave your office, please switch off all the lights.Computer• Set your computer to energy-saving setting mode.• Make it a habit to shut it off (including the monitor) when you leave the office.• Avoid setting Computer in “standby mode” as it will continue draw power even when not in use.• Printers, scanners, and other peripherals can be unplugged over weekend.
SAY NO TO POLYSTYRENE!• If you wish to pack food for lunch, avoid using polystyrene. Please use your own reusable container.WHY?• Polystyrene contains toxic substances styrene and benzene which are cancer causing. The toxins leach when they come into contact with hot/ warm food or drink, which threaten human health.• Polystyrene manufacturing process is the 5th largest creator of hazardous waste..• It is made of petroleum, a non-sustainable resource.• Polystyrene is not biodegradable,, it takes several decades to hundreds of years for polystyrene to decompose.