someone from my old job actually forwarded this to me as it was so dull....
"Fyi we have removed all the halogen fittings in the open plan area of the
3rd floor over the past few weeks because a high percentage of them were
faulty. As part of our commitment to the environment these were replaced
with low energy fittings, this change reduces our energy consumption there
by a little under 7 K/Watts per hour which in turn saves us a little over
£2K per annum on our energy running costs.
For the month of September we recycled the following quantities;
Paper/ magazines/card etc placed in the large recycling wheelie bins on
each floor - 2945 KG (2.9 imperial tons).
Paper placed in the locked confidential waste bins (shredded and then
recycled) - 2015 KG (1.98 imperial tons).
70 toner cartridges were recycled
30 fluorescent lamp tubes
Recycling notes (reminder):
Batteries should be placed into the clear acrylic tubes with battery
recycling written on them, these are generally located in and around the
print/ copy areas on each floor; all spent batteries should be placed in
these, when we have sufficient volume they will be taken away and
Paper/ magazines/ card placed in the large recycling wheelie bins on
each floor are emptied each Tuesday & Thursday, please do not place any
plastics including magazine wrappings in these bins as it will prevent
the entire contents being recycled.
Paper placed in the locked confidential waste bins (1 per floor -
generally located in a copy print area) are emptied on an as required
All toner cartridges are collected & sent for recycling/ re-use when we
have sufficient volume. When replacing a spent toner cartridge please
place it in a bag with a note to say its for re-cycling and then place
it in the outgoing post tray where it will be collected.
Spent lamps from our light fittings are sent for recycling when we have
sufficient volume, once at the recycling plant they are crushed and then
split into the main constituent elements glass, mercury & alloys etc -
these are then recycled.
The move to bottling our own water for meetings reduced the disposal of
plastic bottles by 29K bottles per year."