Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – these three ‘R’ words are an important part of sustainable living, as they help to cut down on the amount of waste we have to throw away.
The first ‘R’ looks at how you can use certain items again (ideally multiple times) before replacing them.
- By-products that you can reuse, maintain and repair
- Reuse items like bags and container whenever it is possible
- Use rechargeable batteries
- Old newspaper can be the good packaging material
- Wrap gifts in gifting bags instead of papers, which you can reuse later
The second ‘R’ is all about creating less waste.
- We tend to waste the resources, knowingly / unknowingly
- By making people present to this situation, we can have controls on usage of resources/energy where it is not necessary
The third ‘R’ is about making sure you separate items that can be recycled, meaning they can be used for a new purpose.
- Every month, we throw away enough aluminum to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet
- Recycled, that aluminum would be worth $600 million by year’s end, if you throw away 2 aluminum cans, you waste more energy than 1,00,000,000 one billion of world’s poorest people use a day
- Buy used furniture – there is a surplus of it. This saves cutting of trees
What we do at VIVAN
- We make sure that everyone at VIVAN knows the above mentioned, and encouraged to follow
- Encourage all VIVANians to share this information with friends and family
- At VIVAN we use ceramic cups instead of plastic disposable cups, which is usually a practice
- We extensively use our Intranet communications to share the information and make recycling / Reusing as a way of life
- We at VIVAN always used natural plants for our interiors, and will never use any artificial (plastic) plants. Thereby avoiding usage of plastic
- We encourage Reusing of paper by every VIVANian, where ever it is possible
- We strive to keep minimum usage of paper for our operations requirement
- We encourage the habit of switching off of lights and computers if it’s to be kept unattended. It’s not about saving, it’s about being responsible for the energy that’s available to us, making conservation of energy a habit for better tomorrow
We are doing a bit from our end…So can you !!