Georgia – Georgian Post
“Green Box” initiative at Georgian Post
Through the “Green Box” initiative, Georgian Post’s employees are encouraged to collect residual paper for further processing.
Georgian Post actively works on environmental improvements, by contributing to the fight against climate change and raising public awareness in this regard. In practice, it integrates environment care in its policy by implementing many projects in this direction, like the “Green Box” initiative.
With this project employees of the post can place the unnecessary sheets in green boxes and thus facilitate their processing. This activity reduces the need for woodcutting and making extra paper, which, in turn, positively affects the environment and saves the amount of cut trees. One ton of recycled paper saves 15 trees. A large amount of waste paper is collected daily in the company, which is used for recycling afterwards.
The collected residual paper is given to a publisher in the framework of the project “Exchange the waste paper on Literature!” Through this project, publishers are able to produce new books without using new paper and thus minimising their environmental impact.
Between 2017 and 2018, 11 tons of paper were collected thanks to “Green boxes“, which is the equivalent of 500 books published and 187 trees saved.