King Saud Medical City introduces sustainable initiative with GreenBox

King Saud Medical City (KSMC) has partnered with InfoFort, an Aramex company and leading information management solution provider in the Middle East and Africa, to raise awareness and drive action on paper recycling efforts through GreenBox - a sustainable initiative that aims to change people’s paper consumption habits.

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Sustainable Initiatives
August 13 2017
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The agreement supports KSMC’s "Change starts with you" campaign that focuses on environmental and recycling issues, and was developed in line with the Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 to develop environmentally friendly cities, as per KSMC. “Installing the GreenBox has not only raised awareness across all the hospital departments, it has also encouraged our staff to become active participants in finding sustainable solutions to minimise paper wastage and reduce operational costs,” said Haitham Alfalah, CEO of King Saud Medical City. GreenBox, an eco-friendly and free-of-charge service provided by InfoFort across the Middle East, aims to educate businesses on paper recycling benefits and seeks to bring about a sustainable change in an organisation’s paper consumption and recycling habits, which, if not managed effectively, can lead to an adverse impact on the environment in the long-term. On signing-up for a GreenBox, InfoFort will deliver and setup the boxes within three working days, with its contents recycled on a monthly basis. The organisation will receive a monthly automated analysis report that will highlight the positive impact of an organisation’s recycling effort on the environment, according to the organisation. Each GreenBox can recycle 30 kilogrammes of paper per month, resulting in savings equivalent to 210 gallons of water, or half a tree, and contributes to a sustainable eco-system by offsetting the region’s carbon footprint. Over the last three years, GreenBox has contributed to recycling scrap paper equivalent to 2,759 trees, 1,131,305 gallons of water, 64,463 gallons of oil, and helped offset 2,759 tonnes of C02e emission. “We are excited to be collaborating with the King Saud Medical City and to be making a sustainable and long-term difference to their recycling efforts," says Wissam Achmar, General Manager, InfoFort.