Web Conferencing is a friend of the environmentWritten by Adi Gaskell
Video conferencing is a friend of environment. It helps reduce volume of CO2 emissions from cars and reduces traffic congestion on our roads (as well as improving company productivity and reducing costs!). As governments throughout world look to cut their CO2 emissions to meet global treaties, such as Kyoto, companies can use video conferencing as an easy means of achieving just that. Many leading companies now use video conferencing both as a key component of their business strategy and a vital cog in their environmental plans as well. Lex Vehicle Leasing, part of RAC group, has been using video conferencing between its Manchester, Marlow and Stirling offices and since beginning of 2004 estimates that it has saved over 80 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted into atmosphere. In addition to this environmental benefit company also reported time savings of almost 6,000 hours from employees not travelling to meetings and getting bogged down in congestion. To put this into perspective this figure equates to over 150 working weeks when Lex employees were at their desks helping customers and not stuck in their cars travelling too and fro.
Computer e-waste recycling now fueled by lack of Australian legislation.Written by David Allman
Motivated by lack of Australian government legislation and limited options available concerning disposal of computer e-waste, IT Recyclers has initiated a much needed computer recycling service aimed primarily at Sydney business who wish to play an essential part in reducing computer landfill.
Due to an affluent lifestyle and a growing population, Australia is world’s second largest waste creator after United States, according to Federal Department of Environment. Compared to countries such as US, Japan and parts of Europe, Australia is yet to introduce significant national legislation that would help reduce amount of computer waste ending up in landfill. Australia’s emerging computer recycling industry, such as IT Recyclers, can’t remain solely responsible for managing e-waste, state and federal governments must also take an active role.
“The rate of technology is moving so fast, businesses as well as consumers tend to update their computer equipment on average every 3 years,” said David Allman - IT Recyclers business founder.