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Environmental Responsibility


Environmentalism at Work

Wist Business Supplies & Equipment helps to protect the environment and create a sustainable facility.

Delivery

To achieve fuel economy, Wist uses low-emission diesel engines in all delivery trucks. All diesel fleet equipment are equipped to California Certified Clean Idle standard.

We also:

  • Follow delivery procedures and use route optimization software designed to maximize distribution while reducing overall fuel consumption.
  • Support programs designed to encourage our customers to combine orders, reducing the number of deliveries.
  • Use recycled and biodegradable packaging materials whenever possible.

Recycling

Wist takes the hassle out of recycling. Our drivers pick up all empty toner and inkjet cartridges and corrugated cardboard from customers, without a return authorization, for recycling.

Our numbers add up. Last year, we recycled:

  • 85,000-lbs of cardboard
  • 8,000-lbs of paper
  • 11,500-lbs of plastic
  • 46,000-lbs of catalogs
  • 12,819 cartridges

Product Offerings

It’s easy to shop green. The Wist catalog and e-commerce platform displays which products contain recycled material and which contain at least 30% post-consumer recycled content. We also offer 92 GE brightness, white, acid-free paper for copiers and printers that is made from 100% recycled, post-consumer content. Our offerings include more than 3,600 products made from recycled materials, and more than 1,000 environmentally friendly products such as non-toxic cleaning supplies, organic and fair trade coffees, and biodegradable dinnerware. Customer trials of Eco-Friendly supplies such as copy paper produced from sugar cane.


Our Culture

What’s more, we:

  • Support, facilitate, and incentivize a program that urges carpooling by employees whenever possible.
  • Promote careful regulation of internal temperature and water heater settings.
  • Turning off lights when they are not needed and skylights throughout the facility warehouse.
  • Utilize evaporative cooling units to optimize energy consumption and increase staff comfort.
  • Water purification system to lower the usage of individual single use water bottles.
  • Plastic, Aluminum, Paper, and Corrugated waste collection points located throughout our facility.

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