Monday, November 23, 2009

Our New Recycling Bin!

Hey, today our new cardboard recycling bin arrived!

We have been really focused on waste management in the warehouse, and although we thought we were doing a good job, we knew we could be doing better. We set a goal of a further reduction in the size of our general garbage bin out back of our warehouse and in turn increased our cardboard bin.

We also added a larger shrink wrap recycling container to capture every scrap of material and ensuring none made its way into general refuse.

Finally, we reduced the amount of times the bins are emptied and this saves 50% of the carbon emissions and traffic congestion from the garbage trucks visiting our location. Did you know the garbage companies charge for each "tip" of the garbage cans? So less tips equals a savings. We estimate a annualized savings from this reduction of about $500 per year and the garbage company gave us a larger cardboard bin at no extra cost.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Keurig on Oprah

Keurig On Oprah

Did you know... Oprah's production company saves $41,000 per year by not using disposable coffee cups! Watch the video below to see how they did it.

That's the Keurig B3000 single cup brewer in the offices at Harpo Productions. Qualified customers can get one FREE from Costless Express for their own offices. Just call us at 604-444-4467!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Carbon Economy

For the second time in recent months XPLANE has partnered with The Economist to create a compelling video on a topic of global importance. After working together on "Did You Know? 4.0", The Economist enlisted XPLANE's visual communication expertise to develop "The Carbon Economy" about the growing importance of climate change and green technologies and solutions.

"The Carbon Economy" will be shown at The Economist's upcoming Carbon Economy Summit on November 17 and 18, 2009 in Washington, D.C. The video is three minutes in length and includes simple visuals and a moving soundtrack to clearly convey the troubled state of global climate change and what steps must be taken to reach a positive outcome. The production was created using Apple's Keynote software.