Environmental consciousness is becoming an increasingly salient topic in the corporate discourse. With huge volumes of waste and toxic emissions contributing to what many experts are calling a global climate crisis, many business officials are understanding the importance of developing sustainable initiatives.
In fact, according to a 2010 study conducted by global assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services Ernst & Young, 82 percent of the polled Canadian executives believed that it is necessary to respond to the climate crisis, with spending increases planned to develop climate change programs.
Further, 90 percent of respondents believed that corporate change needed to come from a top-down approach in which high-ranking officials set a positive precedent.
Interestingly, enterprise officials in Canada will now have an opportunity to step up to the plate after it was found that a very common antibacterial agent, which is present in a wide variety of products, is harmful to the environment.
According to a report from CBC News, the chemical “triclosan” used in many liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, laundry soap and pesticides gets washed into lakes and rivers, and while it is not harmful to humans, it has detrimental effects on nature and biodiversity.
The report goes on to say that when triclosan enters the water, it can have a negative impact on the plants and animals existing in that ecosystem.
Considering such, it would be wise for any enterprise officials who want to optimize their emphasis on green programs to partner with a shredding service experienced in product destruction to permanently get rid of any products containing triclosan in a workplace. Because many businesses may use soap or sanitizers containing the chemical, product destruction professionals can be deployed to ensure that these products are all safely disposed of so they do not pose a significant threat to the environment.
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