Watkins Ross Launches Green Initiative

Jul 21, 2015 | Latest News

As many of you know, we moved to our new location (200 Ottawa NW Suite 600) in late October 2014.  It was a very exciting challenge and certainly a learning experience, since you never know how much you have until you have to move it!

Watkins Ross is doing our part as stewards of our environment and as good neighbors to our clients and our community. We believe it’s important to be environmentally conscious and reduce our carbon footprint; therefore, we initiated a new program, WR2 (Watkins Ross Waste Reduction). We, at Watkins Ross, are committed to reducing consumption and limiting our waste by not using, and ultimately disposing of, so much paper. We are in the process of setting up new internal guidelines for the use of paper and I will be periodically updating our progress on our website – we hope you will join us on our journey.

Did you know:

  • 24 million tons of paper is still being discarded vs. recycled, even though paper being sent to landfills has dropped by ½ since 2000.
  • 1 ton of paper = 200,000 sheets of paper
  • 1 ton of paper = 24 trees
  • The average office worker prints 10,000 sheets per year

We each have to be a player and do our part!


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