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Johnny Ball teaches office efficiency

London office workers learning about improving office efficiency while reducing their environmental impact were treated to an appearance by science and technology guru Johnny Ball last week.

Hosted by recycling market development company London Remade and Brother printers, the event included interactive exhibits from a range of organisations offering advice on making the workplace more sustainable.

These were divided into four rooms: a sustainable office, the IT room, an environmental impact room, and a clean air room. Included was a furniture range made from waste fire hoses, advice on what to do with waste electrical and electronic equipment, and a push for double-sided or duplex printing – which could save 17.5 billion sheets of A4 each year if implemented in London alone.

Speaking at the event Ball said: “We cannot bury ourselves under waste.

Recycling and looking after the planet must start at the top, with Government and big companies.”
An advocate for incineration, Ball took the opportunity to highlight other cities, such as Paris, which he said had no landfill but four incinerators, and accused British politicians of doing nothing to move forward on the matter, simply following Europe instead.

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