These days it is small business, large corporate companies as well as individuals that are seeking to promote eco-friendly products and spreading environmental consciousness. A large part of this is done by using the latest technologies that help reduce their carbon footprint. Here are a few ways in which you too can incorporate the existing technology to do your bit towards the environment.
One of the best resources we have at our disposal is the World Wide Web. The wireless Internet has cut down our need for paper to a great extent. Most of us today read book online. Many even have devices such as the Amazon Kindle to store hundreds of books and files. To take this a step further many corporate companies have educated their employees about the need to conserve paper and ink, as a lot of energy is used in order to manufacture them and this process leaves great carbon footprints. Taking such steps has made professionals aware of the environmental facts, and people are now printing out papers and files only if necessary. Plus, many companies use recycled paper for printing. For a long time people did not use recycled paper for printing because it lacked the brightness and quality of new paper, but the technological advances in recycling have made this possible. Many recycled papers are made out of post-consumer fiber and manufactured using eco-friendly energy sources.
There was a time when recycling was almost a revolution across the world. Today most of us recycle whatever possible. In fact, there are people even in India that take the time to separate their wet and dry waste to make it easier for sorting out. While recycling does help and must be encouraged, especially in the younger generations that need to be aware of the effect of garbage and waste products on the environment, the next step for us is to embrace products that are biodegradable. In addition, there are so many computers and various electronics on the market today that become obsolete in such a short amount of time. It is important to consider recycling these items as well. There are companies that specialize in e-waste recycling and will recycle electronic items in an environmentally responsible way.
A simple online search can introduce you to a whole world of biodegradable products available on the market today. For example, we have all used pen made out of recycled plastic. Many enterprises even distribute such pens to promote recycled material usage among their employees. But now you can find bamboo ballpoint pens that are completely recycled, natural and biodegradable.
Offices as well as homes need to be comfortable for those who spend time there. This translates into having air conditioners, refrigerators, ample lighting, coffee machines, etc, all of which can leave a large amount of carbon footprint. New ‘smart’ technology is helping individuals, companies, and small and large enterprises avoid this. Today AC price India depends on factors like its star rating more than anything else. The higher the star rating the more energy efficient the product is. Almost all air conditioner manufacturers are now striving to produce 5 star rating ac products to help the consumers save money as well as help the environment. The high star rated products are expensive as compared to others, but well worth every penny in the long run, as they save hundreds in electricity bills. The same applies to other products like refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee machines, and so on. Smart consumers prefer smart technology.
Even when it comes to lighting most people are now shifting to LED or CFL bulbs. Both these options are eco-friendly and use a fraction of the energy needed to light traditional incandescent bulbs. While CFL bulbs use compact fluorescent technology for light, LED bulbs use light emitting diodes in a solid state to produce light. CFL light bulbs have become extremely common these days. LED on the other hand is comparatively new, but even more efficient than CFLs.
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