Sustainability At Septimatech

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Sustainability At Septimatech

The purpose of this quiz is to achieve greater awareness of Septimatech's culture of Sustainability, and to educate our employees on the various ways in which we execute Green practices here in our work environment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Are paper coffee cups (Tim’s, Starbucks, etc.) recyclable?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      I don't know...

  • 2. 
    Do you know how much Septimatech has reduced its landfill dumping in the past 10 years and diverted the savings to recycling?  Guess the correct answer... (% of reduced landfill deliveries).
  • 3. 
    Does Septimatech have a recycling program for batteries? (Rechargeable, alkaline, etc.)
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      I don't know...

  • 4. 
    Which of the following types of plastic can be recycled?
    • A. 

      Type 1 - Polyethylene terephthalate [PET] - soft drink, water and beer bottles; mouthwash bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing and vegetable oil containers; ovenable food trays

    • B. 

      Type 2 - High density polyethylene [HDPE] - milk jugs, juice bottles; bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles; shampoo bottles; plastic shopping bags; motor oil bottles; butter and yogurt tubs; cereal box liners

    • C. 

      Type 3 - Vinyl/PVC - window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging, wire jacketing, medical equipment, siding, windows, piping

    • D. 

      Type 4 - Low density polyethylene [LDPE] - squeezable bottles; tote bags; clothing; furniture; carpet

    • E. 

      Type 5 - Polypropylene [PP] - some yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, straws, medicine bottles

    • F. 

      Type 6 - Polystyrene [PS] - disposable plates and cups, meat trays, egg cartons, carry-out containers, aspirin bottles, compact disc cases

    • G. 

      Type 7 - Miscellaneous - large water jugs, 'bullet-proof' materials, sunglasses, DVDs, iPod and computer cases, signs and displays, certain food containers, nylon

    • H. 

      I don't know...

  • 5. 
    True or False? One of the 5S Principles of Lean Manufacturing is "Simplify".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know...

  • 6. 
    True or False? You can recycle ceramic dish ware.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know...

  • 7. 
    Paper towels are:
    • A. 

      Organic waste

    • B. 

      Paper recycling

    • C. 

      Garbage waste

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    True or False? It would take 150 years for a littered aluminum can to break down by natural processes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know...

  • 9. 
    In order to recycle glass or plastic in Waterloo Region, what operation must be performed on containers before being placed in the blue bin?
  • 10. 
    True or False? Printing on both sides of a piece of paper will help reduce the amount of paper being used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know...

  • 11. 
    Do you have any recommendations for sustainability programs that Septimatech might look into in the upcoming year? Please provide your suggestions below. (Note: this portion will not be graded.)