How beautiful the dark-red and yellow maple leaves are in autumn, the powerful green oak in summer, and how much joy the evergreen fir brings on a frosty winter day!
In the hustle and bustle of the city, most of us appreciate trees. We try to take care of them and plant new ones.
How many trees do you cut down each year?
Most of us have nothing to do with cutting down trees and will answer the question unequivocally "none". However, let us take a closer look. An office employee spends between 10 and 50 sheets of paper per day to print. He/she can spend about two packs of paper in a month. For a year, this is already 24 packs! Add to this the paper you spend daily at home. At least one large tree is cut down for paper production required per year for only one person.
Reducing the consumption and recycling of paper contributes to reducing felling and preserving trees that are the most valuable resource for life on earth. Not only us, but the whole world reminds of this.
Every fourth Thursday in October, the International Day without Paper is celebrated. Every year more and more responsible companies join this environmental campaign.
Enel Russia understands its responsibility and strives to reduce paper consumption
In order not to be verbose, here are the real figures.
In 2020, compared to 2019, the monthly consumption of A4 sheets in our company decreased by about 49%. We actually saved about 140 trees.
We also ensure the recycling of paper waste following the principles of a circular economy, even though its share in the company is small and does not exceed 0.1-0.2% of the total amount of waste. We know that paper waste has a high potential for recycling. This reduces the need to cut down trees.
In order to ensure 100% utilization of paper waste, Enel Russia has introduced separate collection of paper waste, including the arrangement of places where it is generated at office and industrial premises and the arrangement of places where it is accumulated in the plant territories.
In all regions of our company's presence, there are enterprises for recycling paper waste.
E.g. cardboard, packaging paper and disposable paper bags are manufactured from paper waste from Konakovskaya GRES. Hygiene products and corrugated cardboard - from Nevinnomysskaya GRES. Paper waste from Sredneuralskaya GRES is converted into hygiene products, consumer packaging and corrugated cardboard packaging.
We do not call for a complete rejection of paper, we are for its rational use
Believe us, the rational use of paper is not difficult at all, it is a matter of habit. The main thing is to realize that this is your personal contribution to preserving the purity of nature for future generations.
We encourage you to use paper carefully and correctly.
- Use less paper in office activities, and strive to use containers and packages manufactured from recycled paper waste.
- Follow the rules for separate waste collection and use only specialized containers for its accumulation. Do not mix paper waste with other types of waste.
- Use paper efficiently in everyday life.
- Use the manufacturer's responsibility principles to return paper packaging to suppliers and manufacturers.
- Sort out old documents, newspapers, magazines and hand over unnecessary waste paper for recycling.
- Tell your loved ones about the need to reduce paper consumption.