Today is Earth Day! It’s a day in which all of us can appreciate this beautiful planet in which we live, and reflect on our own individual efforts to lower our carbon footprint.
Over the past few years, Bulwark Exterminating has made many efforts to go green and do their part to save the planet, all while increasing customer satisfaction.
Bulwark Exterminating’s Efforts To Go Green
Bulwark Exterminating, who has a branch in Las Vegas, NV, has made many efforts to go paperless and go green. These efforts save some 60,000 sheets of paper per month. Here are just a few examples:
- Customer invoices are now emailed, and can also be accessed electronically.
- Pest control service tickets are being emailed to customers as well.
- Any fax that Bulwark receives goes to email instead of being printed out.
- Sales contracts can now be completed electronically.
- Technicians utilize paperless electronic routing.
Going Green: Paperless Routing
One component to “going green,” is going paperless. Bulwark Pest Control of Las Vegas is now paperless.
Bulwark technicians used to have to drive in to the office every morning, and print off routes, customer information, and service notes. This created a lot of unnecessary paperwork.
Now, smart phone technology and special software allows Bulwark’s technicians to start servicing customers as soon as they leave their home. Each morning, technicians receive an email on their smart phones. With these emails, technicians are able to access their routes, customer contact information and custom service notes for each customers. No more redundant paperwork.
With these above mentioned combined efforts, Bulwark Exterminating has been able to effectively get rid of 60,000 sheets of paper a month! This will save a lot of trees.
Helping To Save The Planet
Paper production is the second largest user of energy and water when it comes to manufacturing in the United States. Paper production is also the third largest contributor to pollution. Reducing paper usage by 60 percent will eliminate over 200 lbs of greenhouse gas a year.
A small business can use at least of 10,000 pieces of paper each year… Per employee! That’s crazy! An average tree will fabricate almost 17 reams of paper. With the average small business employee responsible for using 1.2 trees a year just to do their job, some 178 million trees are no longer part of our eco system.
One pest control technician going paperless can save one tree a year. This Earth Day lets all make a stronger effort to go green, go paperless, and reduce our carbon footprint.
Bulwark Exterminating Las Vegas
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
April 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm Comment (1)