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Thursday, 4 December 2014

There is no toilet paper in the 'office of the future...........

Dutch technology company Decos is so committed to the environment that it has removed all paper from its office - including TOILET PAPER.
Don't worry, employees don’t have to rely on drip-drying. Instead they use 'shower toilets' which wash away any residue.
The AquaClean toilets in question - created by Gerberit - use a pulsating jet of warm water to clean the user's undercarriage before blow-drying it with warm air.

By installing these toilets, Decos wants to do its bit to reduce the 27,000 trees that are cut down every day purely to serve the world’s toilet paper needs. Although with just 60 employees, it's not making a huge dent on the problem.
As well as the toilet paper ban, Decos has replaced printing paper, business cards and printed letters and contracts. So militant is the company in its stance that it will actually send paper mail back and demand digital communications.
Employees use iPads, e-signatures and a cloud-based document management system.
In total, the company is saving 16 trees per year - equivalent to a tonne of paper.
The company also uses only sustainable energy bought from wind farms and its fleets of vehicles are all electric.
The company is trying to spread the paper-free evangelism through the launch of its Minute app, which lets users manage their meetings in real-time, replacing notepads and letting users collaborate on notes and action points.
"We don’t miss paper at all," says Minute founder Roel Noort.