Green Office Initiative: ICCI, WWF discuss ways to go green

Published: December 1, 2012
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ICCI president proposed establishing proper treatment plants for converting waste into bio-fuel.PHOTO: FILE

ICCI president proposed establishing proper treatment plants for converting waste into bio-fuel.PHOTO: FILE

A WWF-Pakistan’s Green Office Initiative (GOI) team visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) to inform the chamber about the practical environmental program designed especially for offices.

According to an ICCI press release issued on Friday, a team comprising of De Goodar Shirkat SMC CEO Lubna Farooq, GOI Manager Rizwan Mehmood, and GOI Senior Program Officer Nazifa Butt highlighted the objectives of GOI and said it reduces the consumption of the natural resources by improving offices’ environmental efficiency.

Nazifa Butt said the strategy is suitable for both small and large offices in the private and public sectors. She cited the examples of organisations like Packages Limited and Engro Industries, which have reduced electricity consumption by 14 per cent and 11 per cent respectively, while Qarshi Industries has reduced paper consumption by 46 per cent by adopting GOI practices.

ICCI President Zafar Bakhtawari appreciated the program and said that it would definitely provides help in maintaining high standards as responsible stewards of the environment for future generations.

The ICCI president said Islamabad generated 600-700 tons of solid waste per day and still there is no permanent site to dump the city’s garbage to comply with slogan of ‘Clean and Green Islamabad.’ He proposed establishing proper treatment plants for converting waste into bio-fuel.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2012.

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