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Friday, June 25, 2010

Are you into Eco Products?

Just before I went for a holiday few weeks ago, I attended a press conference by Panasonic and learned about their 'eco ideas'. They have an environmental sustainability program and they aim to be the number one Green Innovation Company in the electronics industry by 2018.

Why I put up this post was that I am impressed that they have an Environment Champions (Schools) Industry Module in Singapore. $20,000 has been handed out to 20 teams of students from primary and secondary schools for them to implement their own 'eco ideas'. Walk the talk, not bad!

These are some photos I took at the press conference the other day.

Panasonic Eco Products

Panasonic Eco Products

You can see that eco products uses less energy. But eco products also do cost more!
So, you don't really save money from the start. It's kind of like an long term investment, you only recoup the cost after 2 or 3 years, or maybe more.

Panasonic Eco Products

Personally, I try to be 'eco-friendly' whenever possible. But I am selective though.

I bring my own recycle bag with me all the time in my camera bag and use them. All the lighting at home are energy saving. Our fridge at home is also an invertor fridge, which uses less electricity.

But I really can't live without air-conditioning. I guess it's because we are in Asia. When the day's hot and dry, you need the air-con to stay comfortable to work. When the day's wet and humid, you also need to turn on the air-con to reduce the humidity! (You do realise books and clothing and shoes get mouldy after wet season right?)

So when choosing these electrical products (eg aircon), it's good to choose products that are not only energy saving, but also made from eco materials and also made in factories that are 'eco' friendly.

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(FYI. I receive no payment for this post.)


Alison said...

it is good to see that some of the big companies are taking the environment seriously, but i think it is hard to convince people that it is worth it to pay more at the start - it kind of goes against our culture.

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