As a constant focus on improving our sustainability, MGA and TMA have put actions in place focusing on reducing our carbon footprint from both waste and energy.
MGA waste reduction initiative – reducing organic paper waste
In 2019, MGA distributed more than 18,800 magazines to our members.
These Magazines are printed on 100% recyclable paper and the printing inks used within the manufacturing processes are vegetable-based inks and Dynamite Printing is considered a leader in this regard.
Eventually, these magazines end up in landfill.
To reduce our environmental impact in 2020, we are progressively introducing a few Digital versions of the IR Magazine, to replace the printed version, which will reduce our magazine distribution by 7,500 copies.
As a direct result, more than 360,000 pages of paper have not been sent to landfill.
The MGA has also dramatically reduced the amount of paper used in the office, having a complete recycling strategy for wastepaper and data storage to reduce paper waste.
We are challenging ourselves to follow these nine simple steps to reduce our energy consumption:
Charging our mobile phones & tablets through the USB of our computers,
Using the hibernation feature on all our computers when not in use,
Unplugging our laptops when we finish work,
Challenging ourselves to use less paper,
Turning off printers when we finish work,
Turning off photocopiers when we finish work,
Turning off computer screens at the plug when we finish work.
Turning off lights that are not being used and using natural light when it is sufficient.
Upgrading to more efficient LED lighting.
A circular economy constantly works toward the reduction of environmental impacts relating to consumption and production. It promotes sustainable economic growth due to a more productive use of natural resources.
A circular economy improves the value people obtain from the resources used to create goods and services. It is a transformation from our obsolete linear economy mindset of make, take, and dispose.