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“What happens,” asks one shrewd Internet commentator, “when hurricane season starts in the Gulf of Mexico and lightning strikes the oil slick? FIRE-ICANE!” The movie is, no doubt, already in production. Yet the gallows humour masks an extremely uncomfortable truth – Deepwater Horizon is not an act of God but a disaster we have created.
Yeah, ‘we’. It’s a funny thing, responsibility. The Horizon isn’t actually owned by BP which means the explosion itself may not legally be their fault but the technicality is that as the owner of the oil rushing out of the wells they are the ones obliged to retrieve it. They have a plan, too.
Powwownow provides a service which is environmentally friendly in the sense that it encourages people to communicate over distance rather than contributing to CO2 emissions by travelling.
But our green commitment extends to our day-to-day operations as well. Like any company, we generate a significant amount of cardboard waste and paper waste. None of this goes to a landfill. It is collected by our recycling company, FirstMile, along with drinks cans, food tins, glass bottles & jars, drinks cartons, and even plastic bottles & bags. Printer components such as exhausted toner cartridges and image drums are notoriously hazardous for the environment, so we’re careful to only use printers whose manufacturers offer a free recycling service for used parts, which we post back to them rather than throwing them away.
As you may or may not know, it is an event that is crucial to our futures: as the guide says, it is an opportunity to agree on an actionable way forward to reduce CO2 emissions. This is something we have not done and something we must do – and part of the challenge is educating people by spreading content like this on the web. Bravo WWF.