Solar PV System
In an effort to become more environmental friendly, we installed 104 kW of PV Solar panels on our factory roofs. We have an estimated annual output of 148.000kWh and will reduce our yearly CO2 emissions by approx. 80.000kg. We will be able to generate about 20% of our electricity used with renewable energy.
On Sep 19th our factory manager, Mr. Florian Schneider joined the certificate awarding ceremony held by Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization since we are awarded the certificate in the Low Emission Support Scheme (LESS) 2017 from participating in greenhouse gas emission reduction by installing the solar panels on our roof.
"Going Green" Cup
In Thailand, it is warm in summer, rainy season and even winter. We all love to drink coffee, tea or herb drinks with lots of ice for refreshment. While drink shops always sell their drinks in one time plastic cups, we encourage our staff to bring their “Going Green” cups to the shops in order to reduce waste sent to landfill. Half of the plastic produced globally goes into products that are used only once, which creates a staggering amount of waste. This is one reason why we don’t use disposable cups at home. Why then, do we have a throwaway culture at work?
We didn’t have many green things back in our old days and that’s our problem today. Plastic bubble wrap was our only choice. Now Geami WrapPak® offers us a solution. As it is made out of paper, it is recyclable and friendly for the environment. We are really happy about it and know that our customers are too.
“One bin for all” era is over. We sort paper, cardboard boxes, plastic, metal, batteries, etc. but sorting bottles and cans is the easiest first step to encourage our staff to do it by themselves. Sorted waste is even sold to the local garbage buyer for recycling and money goes to staff’s party fund making waste sorting more inspiring and fun. Let’s sort it out!
Composting is one of the most environmentally-friendly and cost-effective ways of dealing with organic waste. We make fertilizer out of food waste collected from the canteen. We also formed a compost pit in our backyard in which the garden waste can be put which provides excellent fertilizer for plants in our own garden.
Unfortunately, we cannot recycle or compost everything. Then the best way to reduce garbage is to change our consuming habits as it not only prevents an overflow of garbage, but also ensures that we have more resources to work with for years to come.