Toshiba Carbon Zero Scheme passes 100,000 tonne milestone

Posted on Mar 1 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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Toshiba TEC UK is celebrating after reaching 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) offset through its Carbon Zero Scheme.

A project in Kenya to replace open fires with highly efficient stoves

A project in Kenya to replace open fires with highly efficient stoves

Introduced in 2009, the scheme offsets carbon emissions generated by the procurement, manufacture and delivery of Toshiba TEC printers, multifunction products and auto-ID devices through a range of Gold Standard carbon reduction projects co-ordinated by carbon management company CO2balance.

These include a project in Kenya to replace open fires with highly efficient stoves that consume less fuel and produce less smoke; the fixing of broken boreholes in rural Uganda so that villagers have a clean, safe water supply; and rainforest protection programmes in Brazil.

One hundred thousand tonnes of CO2 is the equivalent of 46,874 return flights from London to New York, the electricity used in 73,542 houses over the course of a year or the CO2 generated in making 2.5 billion cups of coffee.

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