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An Introduction to One Planet Living

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Mar 13, 2019 11:55:00 AM

The human population’s appetite for relentlessly eating away at the Earth’s natural riches and resources is growing out of control. 

A report produced by the International Resource Panel, a component of the United Nations Environment Programme, indicated that rising consumption has resulted in resource extraction increasing from 22 billion tons in 1970 to 70 billion tons in 2010.   This means that the amount of the planet’s natural resources extracted for human use has tripled in the last 40 years.   The report warns that further increases in the use of natural resources will result in critical shortages of materials and an increase in the risk of human conflict.

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Topics: reduce printing, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, Efficient, Green Office, Eco-Friendly

Goal achieved! Green Office has managed to ‘close the loop’.

Posted by Mark Valentine on Mar 6, 2019 12:00:00 PM

‘Going green’, ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘sustainability’ are all buzz words in businesses these days.  We take advantage of daily conveniences, without always considering the impact it has on the Earth’s resources.  Since inception, Green Office has prided itself in prioritising the environment.

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Topics: Remanufactured Toner Cartridges, Innovation, GreenABLE, Green Office, Eco-Friendly

Who is actually paying for your schools sponsorship deals?

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Jan 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Think twice before opting for bartered sponsorship deals for your school with Office Automation companies. 

These days there appears to be a trend with Office Automation companies offering sponsorship to schools in order to obtain their business, the question and concern this raises with me is “Who is actually paying for the sponsorship, the Office Automation Company or the School?”

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Topics: Managed Print, print Environment, Efficient, Office Solution, Green Office, Printing Industry

Riding for a Cause – MRP Foundation

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Dec 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM

606 kilometres, 2 days, 75 riders, ALL for 1 cause
Pedalling against poverty and empowering youth skills development

Having taken part in this worthy challenge for the past two years, one would think that I had completely lost my mind, and yes, perhaps you need to be a little crazy to take on this gruelling task in such a short time span, but it was TOTALLY worth it!

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Topics: Green Office

Have Yourself a Very Merry Eco Friendly "GREEN" Christmas.

Posted by Aemey Van Dijl on Dec 12, 2018 11:30:00 AM

The holiday season is finally upon us!

I hate to be The Grinch on Christmas and burst the holiday spirit bubble, however, the Christmas season as wonderful as it is, is also the most wasteful time of the year. Every year we spend a fortune on shiny wrapping paper, holiday cards, gifts packaged in Styrofoam, bubble wrap or shrink wrap, adorned with swing tags, sticky tape and all the extra trimmings.

ALL THIS WASTE!! And let’s face it, the kids don’t really worry too much about these extras, they are more interested in what’s inside. The good news is that we can keep our favorite Christmas traditions whilst trying to adhere to eco-friendly values.

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Topics: Eco-Friendly, Green Christmas

What Impact Our Phones Have on Making Friends and Influencing People

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Dec 5, 2018 12:12:17 PM

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie 

I recently read this amazing book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, by Dale Carnegie, and this raised the question in my head as to what impact our phone would have on developing relationships.

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Topics: Insider, Culture code, Efficient, Green Office

The New ‘eezigo - Designed for mobility’ Portable and Adjustable Laptop Stand

Posted by Mark Valentine on Nov 28, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Valfy Limited, in partnership with Green Office, is proud to present our new flagship product, called ‘eezigo - Designed for mobility’ Laptop Stand!

The emerging trend worldwide is that people are increasingly working from multiple locations, not like the good old days when we didn’t have the technology to work remotely and were confined to the office environment.  After much research and development, we have identified all the criteria that people ‘on the go’ need.

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Topics: Innovation, Efficient, Green Office

NDD Announces Partnership with Green Print to Expand Business in Africa

Posted by NDDPRINT on Nov 14, 2018 11:11:09 AM

Green Print was introduced to NDD through a partnership with the American company LMI, due to the high demand for brand diagnostic printer monitoring and print management software.

Software known as nddPrint MPS (Printer monitoring software) and nddPrint 360 (Print management software) was subsequently tested and established as a unique product in the current market due to its cloud based architecture and integration into various ERP applications. nddPrint MPS is not only outstanding in monitoring Network printers, but also has the capabilities of USB printers, which give the solution an advantage in comparison to other MPS software in the market.  nddPrint 360 has the capabilities of Job Accounting, Print Rules, Secure Print, Release and Mobility .

nddPrint 360 can be setup without a print server and provide print tracking and policy control.

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Topics: MPS, Managed Print, Office Automation and MPS, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solution, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry

11 Tips on How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at The Office

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Nov 7, 2018 1:59:30 PM

With the implementation of carbon tax looming in South Africa, it has become more important than ever for businesses to monitor and ultimately reduce their carbon footprint.  Apart from cost-saving benefits, adopting a greener, eco-friendlier attitude will ensure that businesses are environmentally and socially responsible – a major drawcard when attracting new clientele. 

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Topics: reduce printing, Innovation, Efficient, GreenABLE, Green Office

Virtulytix Selects Green Office as Leader in Managed Print Services

Posted by Virtulytix on Nov 1, 2018 4:02:51 PM

Virtulytix has recognised Green Office as a leader in Managed Print Services (MPS). Green Office was one of seven independent channel partners that Virtulytix selected to participate in the 2018 Leaders Index for MPS Channel Partners, based on demonstrated leadership in MPS.

The Leaders Index for MPS Channel Partners is a collection of hand-selected, independent MPS partners from around the world that are regarded as the Gold Standard in Managed Print and Document Services. Virtulytix classifies this index of elite providers from across North America, Africa and Europe as a lens to view the current landscape of MPS.

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Topics: MPS, Managed Print Services, Managed Print, Office Automation and MPS, Innovation, Efficient, GreenABLE, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry