“The earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs but not every man’s greed.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
Earth is the only planet in the universe with the existence of life forms. It has vast resources to support human life. Over the years, humans have been overusing these resources. Many of them are on the brink of extinguishing. Now, there is a requirement for people to come up with innovative solutions to preserve the earth and its resources.
On June 5th every year, the world celebrates World Environment Day. A United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative to raise awareness about environmental issues and advocate sustainable measures for preservation. It is one of the biggest annual events that engages millions of people across 150 countries to conserve nature.
The theme for World Environment Day 2022 is “Only One Earth”. It is a means to celebrate and inspire collective environmental action. The global campaign puts the emphasis on various environmental issues, including climate change, pollution and depletion of resources.
The major emphasis is on the conservation of resources. QNET has been playing an active role to ensure resource management and sustenance with eco-friendly practices. In this article, we’ll understand how QNET’s eco-friendly packaging policy and initiatives support a positive change in the environment.
World Environment Day 2022: Only One Earth
The theme for World Environment Day 2022 is in tandem with the Stockholm Conference of 1973. The slogan for the conference was “Only One Earth”. The conference was successful in marking the beginning of modern environmental policies and their implementation. The slogan applies to today’s world too, because there is a need to raise awareness about environmental issues and take active steps to reduce them. Individuals, businesses, institutions, governments and policymakers need to come together for restoring nature and building a sustainable planet.
Individuals can take small steps that can yield results in the long run. They can start by segregating waste at home and ensuring they do not litter their society. Another crucial step is to reduce the usage of plastic, which takes thousands of years to degrade. Moreover, individuals must also use resources responsibly. They can moderate their usage of water and electricity. In essence, households must keep in mind to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle resources for ensuring a sustainable future.
QNET has been at the forefront of positive change and sustainability. Over the years, the company has taken active measures to reduce the usage of plastic, especially in its product packaging. Furthermore, it has been adhering to eco-friendly practices. Let’s take a look at some of QNET’s initiatives for environmental change and development –
Promoting environmental sustainability with eco-friendly packaging
Environmental protection is the need of the hour. Businesses have an obligation to ensure eco-friendly practices. It can have a major impact on the people, society and the development of the country. Consumers are becoming aware of their buying decisions and how they associate with brands. Therefore, companies need to gauge and understand that they are accountable for the impact on society and the environment.
QNET has been proactive in engineering business practices to reduce its carbon footprint. It has also been actively managing its supply chain in tandem with preserving resources. QNET has a commitment to reduce emissions per product shipment.
QNET adopts 3 important measures for environmental protection. The first measure is that the company has a purpose-driven product development strategy. The goal is to provide world-class products and services to help customers improve their health and enhance lifestyle while reducing the impact on the environment. One such product is the MyHomePlus DELIGHT water purifier. It is an advanced water purifier that uses Nano positive filtration technology for Zero water wastage. This means that the water purifier does not expel water into the sink.
Another amazing product is the HomePure Water Filtration system, which purifies water with a 9-step filtration system. It provides safe drinking water to families while working without electricity. What’s more, it is responsible for helping users avoid the usage of plastic bottles. As a result, QNET has prevented the usage of 3 billion plastic bottles.
The second measure is that QNET only works with sustainable suppliers. It has a supplier code of conduct. It has a certain set of expectations from the supplier in terms of facilities, materials and overall manufacturing. This has been crucial in ensuring that QNET plays an active part in reducing the excess usage of resources and ensuring sustainability.
QNET’s eco-friendly packaging policy
One of the most impactful measures that QNET deploys is the usage of eco-friendly product packaging. It has started transitioning from using traditional packaging materials to eco-friendly materials. Traditional packaging mostly use materials such as plastic, styrofoam and non-biodegradable elements. The company makes reusable packaging designs. It also uses recycled materials and eco-friendly ink.
QNET uses eco-friendly paper cardboard packaging for all Home and Living category products. This includes products like ORITSU, MyHomePlus water purifiers and SHARP-QNET air purifiers. The company also ensures minimal plastic usage for the Health and Wellness range. Nutriplus health supplement bottles are recyclable plastics. Nutriplus Monofloral honey is stored in eco-friendly glass. It also uses eco-friendly wooden packaging for CHAIROS watches.
In hindsight, the company has been progressing with its efforts to support a positive change through eco-friendly practices.
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