Christchurch Eco Green Policy

This Green Policy aims to outline measures Christchurch Eco will take to manage the environmental impacts of how we operate. This will include how we reduce, reuse and recycle office waste within the organisation, and how we reduce our carbon Footprint.

 

Christchurch Eco will:

  • Aim to minimise the use of all materials, supplies and energy used by the organisation
  • Minimise waste produced in all areas of the organisation, reuse and recycle waste where possible, and aim for waste-free processes
  • Publicise our environmental position and encourage others we work with to adopt similar environmental policies
  • Aim to include environmental and ethical considerations in purchasing and tendering out services
  • Minimise the need to travel by car
  • Use of both sides of paper wherever possible
  • Effective use of IT (including e-mail) to prevent unnecessary printing and duplication (adjusting font sizes and margins to allow documents to fit onto one piece of paper, print preview prior to printing, thorough proofing of large print-runs before printing).
  • Minimise printing of meeting papers where possible.
  • Purchase of second-hand furniture and similar items whenever feasible
  • Saving and reusing envelopes where possible
  • Printing draft documents on the back of paper which has already been used on one side
  • Recycling all materials where local facilities (free or otherwise) exist
  • Collecting toners and cartridges for remanufacturing
  • Use of low energy light bulbs
  • Use of power-down features on electronic equipment
  • Turning off lights and heaters when not needed, and use of adequate insulation
  • Use of primary fuels over secondary fuels
  • Use of rechargeable batteries in preference to non-rechargeable
  • Responsible use of water with minimal wastage
  • Purchase of products containing recycled material for office use, Purchase of remanufactured toner cartridges where possible
  • Buying in bulk to reduce packaging waste
  • Buying in returnable and refillable containers where possible and appropriate.
  • Purchase of environmentally friendlier goods where such information exists, for example avoidance of over-processed goods or those unnecessarily bleached or dyed