THE ENVIRONMENT IS A COMMON GOOD THAT WE MUST PROTECT TO AVOID AN IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE.

 OUR RESPECT AND COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT MUST BE PRESENT IN THE REALIZATION OF ALL OUR DAILY ACTIONS.

The website www.gastronomy4u.com always takes into account that the environment must be respected. We are conscious about the importance of environmental protection and natural resources preservation for present and future generations. Our company is involved in an efficient use of resources, minimization of waste generated, prevention of pollution and, of course, in promoting an environmental sustainable managing of our professional activities.

In our actions it would de advisable:

- To decrease  water consumption and all kinds of energy resources.

- To reduce waste generation and promote a suitable management of waste.

- To minimize the environmental effect of atmospheric emissions, noise pollution and downloads of contaminants into the sanitation network.

- To prevent and control environmental aspects before, during and after their generation.

- To improve or reinforce our image against external parts.

- To train, raise awareness and involve our children in environmental issues and focus their actions on respect for nature.

- To spread among the people who interact with us, as far as possible, the philosophy of the 5 R: Replace, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover. The following is a series of good environmental practices grouped into blocks according to their purpose.

All persons involved in the activity of the website  www.gastronomy4u.com  strictly follow within their possibilities all the points involved in our activity, and in addition we emphasize that ALL the materials destined to the shipment, packaging and protection of the commercialized products are recyclable.

Each package sent includes an information sheet on the packaging products and the correct management of them.

GOOD PRACTICES TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION.

- Awareness about the advantages of energy saving.

- Use of equipment of adequate power to save energy.

- When replacing machinery, introduce new equipment taking into account the low energy consumption thereof.

- Turn off the equipment and machinery while not in use, because they continue to consume in stand-by position up to 30% of the total.

- Turn off your computer when you do not work longer than one hour, and photocopiers, printers, and faxes at night and on weekends.

- Minimize, where possible, the use of air conditioning and heating. Turn off the air conditioners when their use is not essential and, when used, do it consistently.

- Adequate maintenance and cleaning of air conditioning systems in order to prolong the life of the appliance and promote energy savings.

- Avoid unnecessary use of lighting.

- The greater energy consumption of fluorescent tubes is produced at the start, so a good environmental practice is not to turn them off in places where it is necessary to restart them in less than 30 minutes.

- Cleaning of lamps and luminaries.

- Make the most of natural light.

- Take advantage of the air currents for cooling the installations.

GOOD PRACTICES TO REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION.

- Promote responsible water consumption.

- Close the faucets correctly and do not use water unnecessarily

- Placing diffusers and pressure limiters on the faucets (a faucet with limiter spends about 8 litres of water per minute compared to 15 litres that you would use without a limiter).

- Turn off the tap while you wash your hands, you can save up to 200 liters a day.

- Do not use the toilet as a wastebasket, this eliminates cleaning problems and saves an average of 10 litres of water per discharge.

- Use the saving systems in the discharge of the tank. The cisterns with discharge in 2 times save up to 60% of water. You could also introduce a full bottle of water into the tank

- Ensure that the amount of water used in cleaning is adequate.

- If a leak is detected, turn off the water supply and promptly notify the maintenance service.

- Avoid dripping. A continuous drip can waste up to 20 liters of water per day. Perform inspections in the plumbing installation to detect leaks and overconsumption due to faults.

GOOD PRACTICES TO REDUCE PAPER CONSUMPTION.

- Double-sided photocopying and printing to reduce paper waste by half

- Re-use the blank faces of sheets already printed, for example for receiving faxes, erasers, ...

- Encourage the use of electronic mail.

- Use pre-read before printing to avoid errors.

GOOD PRACTICES IN THE CONSUMPTION OF PRODUCTS.

- Meet the environmental criteria in procurement, through the choice of materials, products and suppliers with environmental certification.

- Use recycled paper whenever possible. One ton of recycled paper saves 2 to 3 cubic meters of wood, equivalent to a logging of 10-12 trees.

- Use the right amount of products, thus reducing the consumption of raw materials and the amount of waste generated.

- Extend the life of the printer cartridge. Turn on ink save option and exhaust completely before changing. Shake the toner when the printer indicates that it is at a low level.

- Seek the purchase of products in bulk and with the least possible volume of packaging.

- Do not abuse chemicals in cleaning operations. Use preferably those that are identified as of less environmental aggressiveness, ph neutral and are biodegradable.

- Avoid using air fresheners.

- Avoid the use of aerosols, propellant gases are considered harmful.

GOOD PRACTICES IN THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTAMINATION OF WASTE

- Perform proper management of generated waste and pollution by segregating them by types and depositing them in the correct containers.

- Dispose the used paper in the containers for later recycling.
- Use recycled or recyclable products.

- Reduce waste production wherever possible.

Lastly, and in general for all those who read these recommendations of good environmental practices, it seems opportune to introduce and disseminate the 5 r philosophy, through which our individual actions are focused towards respect for the environment and natural resources.
We consider them extremely positive and beneficial for the good conservation of our planet and to avoid its continuous deterioration by the human being.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE 5 R: REDUCE, REJECT, REUSE, REPAIR, and RECYCLE.


Human societies have always produced waste, but it is now, in the society of consumption, that the volume of garbage has grown exorbitantly. It has also increased its toxicity to become a serious problem.

At the same time, natural reserves of raw materials and energy sources decrease while the costs of their extraction increase and are reasons for serious environmental impacts and social imbalances. We are immersed in the culture of using and throwing, and in the trash of each day are the resources that soon we will miss.

Each citizen generates on average 1 kg. of garbage per day (365 kg per person per year). These household wastes (called Urban Solid Waste, USW) go to landfills and incinerators. A good part of this USW, 60% of the volume and 33% of the weight of the waste bag, are containers and packaging, mostly single-use, normally made from non-renewable raw materials, or renewable, are being exploited at a higher rate than their regeneration (eg wood for the manufacture of cellulose), and hardly recyclable once used. Residues derived from paints, solvents, insecticides, cleaning products, etc. are also produced in the home. These are considered dangerous because they pose a significant risk to health or the environment, even though they represent only a small percentage of USW.

However, this is a big problem with easy solutions, which depend heavily on the attitude of consumers. It is important to put into practice the slogan of the Five R: Replace, Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Recover / Repair, in this order of importance. In any case, the responsible consumer should think, first of all, if he really needs the product. Then choose those that do not contribute to create useless waste; For example, avoid buying disposable products and prefer recyclable / recycled products.

- REPLACE: We must evaluate the products and investigate them, taking into account if they are aggressive to our health and the environment. And replace them, as far as possible, by those who are healthier for us and the planet.

- REDUCE: The reduction helps to avoid the extraction of natural resources and the use of water and energy to obtain new materials. It is essential to buy less and better; not only thinking about the relation quality / price but also the relation quality / environmental cost. We must avoid purchasing items that will soon be junk, such as disposable containers or products with unnecessary packaging and excessive packaging. Re-use fabric bags, baskets or the classic shopping cart, and dispense with the plastic bag. We do not have to join the fashion that makes obsolete what was just bought and encourages waste. Choose durable products that are built with easy to recycle or recycled materials and with a manufacturing process that does not use pollutants.

- REUSE: Many of the items we throw could be reused, such as shopping bags, returnable containers, etc. Avoid disposable or poor quality products. It is much more ecological to reuse than to recycle, since it is not necessary to spend energy in the manufacture of the products.

- RECYCLE: The recycling process starts at home, through the separation at the origin of the different materials that we discard and grouping the various types of garbage in this way. The objective is, first of all, to avoid that the different elements are contaminated, to be able to reincorporate them to the productive cycle. Secondly, to facilitate the operation and distribution of waste, thus improving recovery and recycling percentages This way the components of the garbage will be recovered directly or indirectly, reintroducing the products in the productive cycle and processing them to give a new use, in some cases the same for which they were created and in others, elements of inferior quality (as in the case of plastics), or using organic wastes as natural fertilizers for agriculture. In this way we help conserve natural resources, save energy, reduce the volume of waste and protect the environment.

- REPAIR: We must change our rules of aggressive behaviour to live more harmoniously with the environment. It is important not to contribute to continue adding waste, avoiding throwing the products that are broken: to fix them instead of buying a new one every time we have a problem. This, in addition to being ecological, is also economical: it is a waste to throw some shoes because the sole is unstuck or an appliance because  the plug is broken.

It is essential that citizens take responsibility and act, acquiring new buying habits, recovering good habits, demanding correct measures and collaborating with them when they are put into practice.



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