At Bits Limited we are striving to be green in our everyday operations. Here is where we will list all of the things that makes us greener. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to shoot us a line here or comment at the bottom.
One of the best ways we help to be greener is by recycling our OWN products. This means if you have a Smart Strip that needs to be recycled because it can't be used anymore or even if you just don't want it anymore, rather than throwing it away so it rots in a landfill for years to come, we will buy the old unit from you and take care of recycling it. Everything that can be reused is being reused in our refurbished/environmentally friendly Smart Strips.
More ways we are green after the break!
This is our inter office recycling. We, just like everyone, use many items on a daily basis that can be recycled. Our main items are aluminum cans, cardboard and plastic drinking utensils (usually from outside of our offices). All of this is collected and is taken weekly to a local recycling facility. As you will see below, any paper recycling is used for packaging material.
Reduce CO2 Emissions/Energy Use
We have a few ways we reduce our CO2 emissions that range from using our own Smart Strips for EVERY computer in the office to having an energy efficient coffee maker.
One of the co-owners of Bits Limited, Bruce Barton, will be visiting our warehouse soon to install a geothermal heating and cooling system to our warehouse to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut our power consumption. Pictures of the instillation will be posted when that takes place.
This is one of our employees taking our FedEx package to the FedEx drop-off location so we don't have them using a truck to pick up one package. Although this is not an everyday thing when it can be done this way it is.
Another way we are trying to be green is by using Eco-Friendly supplies. The printer in our office uses soy based inks and the paper we print on is at minimum 50% recycled. We do our own office cleaning and to do it we use green cleaning chemicals. Another way we are Eco-Friendly is by having most of our documentation and paperwork in digital format. Even our customers can register their product online saving the paper and fuel it would take to ship in a registration form. Our newsletter is electronic, and you can sign up for it here, and if our customers need information or documentation on our products they can usually get it from our website.
This is our packaging material. We only use recycled material to pack our boxes and we try to stay away from plastic material for packaging. Sometimes using plastic for packaging material is unavoidable because that is what we have received from incoming shipments so we reuse it. This material can then be reused by the recipient to ship another package if they need to. The best part of this is all of the material is either our recyclable waste or someone else's recyclable waste.
We never buy plastic for packaging except for the plastic wrap that we use to wrap our pallets to keep them together for shipping. We try not to throw away anything that can be used again.
To do our part and help to save water we employ a few different methods. One way we help to save on water usage is by having low-flow taps on our sinks and a dual-flush system for our toilet. This helps by reducing the amount of water used while washing hands or doing the dishes and of course when we use the restroom only a small amount of water is used to flush the toilet. We also have in house kitchen utensils that we use so we are not buying "throw away" dishes.
As for drinking water we do not use any companies like Zephyrhills to supply us with drinking water but instead we have a gravity water filtration system. That way the water we do drink is made clean for us and we are not using the plastic containers from the water distribution companies. This also helps with greenhouse gases because there is no delivery truck bringing us our water when we can get it from the tap at the same quality for less than the cost of the other means.