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Why Sustainability Should Be a Part of Your Story

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on May 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM

I don’t think I could be writing this blog at a better time.  When the planet was crying out for a break from humanity’s destructive ways, Covid-19 reared its ugly head, forcing us to stop what we were doing and rethink the way that we go about our daily lives.  Whew – perfect timing!  It always amazes me how nature always forces its hand when it matters the most. 

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Topics: Efficient, Green ABLE, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting

The Green Office Story and Beyond 2020

Posted by Warren Valentine on May 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM

As with most companies this year, Green Office is under immense pressure to drive cost reductions while generating sales to ensure that we are sustainable and will be around next year! Luckily for us, our purpose is to make business more efficient and sustainable, and that is exactly what we’ve been doing for our own business and are planning on doing this year and beyond.

Green Office has been in operation since 1997, starting out in a garage with only three people. We are now a fully fledged Managed Service Business focusing on driving efficiencies and sustainability initiatives to ensure that our clients don’t have physical, financial and operational waste.

Green Office will be focusing on delivering services within the following four towers:

  1. Managed Print Services looking at all aspects of a print environment.
  2. Digitalisation Consulting, Services & Technology
  3. Cyber Security, focusing on identifying and managing vulnerabilities
  4. Sustainability Consulting, through assessments and training, amongst other items.
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Topics: MPS, Remanufactured Toner Cartridges, Office Automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Green ABLE, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Sustainability, TCO, Print Assessment, Cyber Security, Print Management Software, Hardware Solutions, Device Management Software, Digitalisation, Cartridge Solutions, Sustainability Consulting

Who is Responsible for Waste – The Producer or The User?

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Apr 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Written by Sarah Fernandes in collaboration with Mark Valentine

With pollution, plastics and recycling being front-of-mind for a lot of people at this point in time, the question that often springs to mind is who should be responsible for waste?  How often have you looked at the back of packaging after purchase only to see the dreaded words “not currently recycled”?  For those who are committed to recycling, there is nothing more frustrating.  Shouldn’t the packaging producers at least manufacture something that will make it easy for people to do the right thing?  It’s time to delve into the issue of extended producer responsibility.     

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Topics: Innovation, Efficient, Green ABLE, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, Sustainability, Carbon Footprint, Sustainability Consulting

One Planet Living – Materials & Products

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Apr 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM

This month we will be looking at the tenth and final One Planet Living principle, which in my opinion is one of the most important principles for sustainable businesses – materials and products.  The principle encourages the use of materials from sustainable sources and promoting products which help consumers reduce their consumption

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Topics: Efficient, Green ABLE, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, One Planet Living, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting

Green Office is on a Drive to Make Greener & More Sustainable Gifts

Posted by Aemey Van Dijl on Sep 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM

I have always loved the quote:
The greatest gift you can give someone is the gift of inspiration.” - by Cornel West

Business owners are becoming more aware of the effect their activities are having on the environment, and because of this, people are showing a greater interest in transitioning from the ordinary, everyday, overdone corporate gifts to now gifting customers with gifts that have “a meaning”. What a better way to inspire your colleagues/clients to be sustainable than to gift them with an eco-friendly gift to remind them of the value of supporting brands that are socially and environmentally friendly.

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Topics: Innovation, Efficient, Green ABLE, Office Solutions, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, One Planet Living, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting

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, Green ABLE, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, Cartridge Solutions

Riding for a Cause – MR Price Foundation

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

606 kilometres, 2 days, 75 riders, ALL for 1 cause
Pedaling 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 grueling task in such a short time span, but it was TOTALLY worth it!

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Topics: Culture Code, Efficient, Green ABLE, Green Office, Company Culture

The New ‘eezigo - Designed for Mobility’ Portable 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 ABLE, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, Sustainability

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 Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Green ABLE, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry

Green ABLE Wins Award for Cartridge and Toner Recycling Programme

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Nov 9, 2017 11:40:58 AM

It is estimated that over 1.3 billion printer cartridges are sold every year, and according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), more than 12 million laser and ink cartridges are imported into South Africa annually. 

The question is, how many of these laser and ink cartridges end up in landfills?

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Topics: Remanufactured Toner Cartridges, Innovation, Efficient, Green ABLE, Green Office, Eco-Friendly, Sustainability, Cartridge Solutions