Last month was a momentous one for non-profit organisation (NPO), greenABLE, and Managed Print Service (MPS) company, greenOFFICE, as they jointly scooped the Recycling award at the 2013 Eco-Logic Awards.
The Eco-Logic Awards – which were held at Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind – were created to enable both individual and company consumers to participate in looking after our Planet through the conscious use of their consumer spending power.
Every product or service purchased by a consumer has an environmental impact, and therefore every consumer is encouraged to look for and purchase products and services that have been produced with most care for and least damage to the Earth and its eco-systems.
These Awards – initiated by the Enviropaedia and judged by a panel of highly respected, environmentally aware individuals – investigate a range of products, services and organisations with a view to recognising and rewarding those that have been produced in an eco-logical manner. The Eco-Logic Awards also recognise and reward those individuals, communities and Municipalities who are making a significant contribution toward creating an eco-logically sustainable society and environment.
greenABLE and greenOFFICE certainly demonstrate this notion of sustainability – greenOFFICE through its MPS sustainability model (which is ideal for businesses with high print volumes and in need of improved hardware and workflow efficiencies) and greenABLE being the first and only printer cartridge recycling facility in Africa.
greenOFFICE helps its consumers achieve environmental savings through the use of remanufactured printer cartridges, a free used-cartridge collection service as well as other offerings in the MPS solution, while greenABLE helps consumers achieve further environmental savings through the responsible recycling of printer cartridges.
This Recycling award is a welcomed addition to greenABLE and greenOFFICE’s existing achievements, the latest being greenABLE’s win in the NPO category of this year’s Mail & Guardian ‘Decade Of Greening The Future’ Awards. Their awards are not simply trophies for display, but rather represent greenABLE and greenOFFICE’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability in the document/printing environment. After all, business should be more than logical, it should be eco-logical.
Carla Higgs of GreenABLE, Wayne Fyvie and Evelyn Naidoo of greenOffice and Zimasa Velaphi of Collect-A-Can. Photos by Miona Janeke.