‘I recycle’ is an environmental initiative which aims at motivating the community and individuals for a sustainable environment with the least of waste.
This initiative offers a recycling program and ecological service for the separation and gathering of waste in offices, businesses, trade centres and more.
In the framework of ‘I recycle’ Vodafone Albania have placed recycling bins for paper, plastic and waste in its offices and shops, and will be part of recycling scheme that this initiative offers.
Albania cap project
The main purpose of the project is to create a chain of actions. It starts with colleting plastic caps, recycling them and converting the profit in wheelchairs for the people in need.
Through this project Vodafone Albania contributes in keeping the environment clean, taking care of the legacy we leave to next generations, and providing wheelchairs to the people who do not have the financial ability to buy them.
Going green at our premises
Vodafone Albania is a responsible business and is committed towards a cleaner environment that translates itself into a more energy efficient strategy, reduced CO2 emissions and a defined recycling program for all of our operations.
Green base stations
We have established green base stations that operate exclusively using renewable forms of energy in order to reduce costs and limit the environmental impact from the power generation and consumption requirements of company’s network.
We utilize solar energy by installing hybrid photovoltaic systems at our base stations located in rural areas not covered by national grid, operating with diesel fuelled generators.
The use of photovoltaic systems, reduces the consumption of liquid fuels used by the company in remote areas not connected to the power grid and therefore reduces C02 emissions to the environment.
At Vodafone Albania, a part of the total energy consumption is saved through usage of free cooling systems at base stations. These are the systems that use automated fans and sensors to reduce the running time of air conditioning units by taking into account external temperature and only ventilating the area while still maintaining areas adequately cool. In this way the systems reduce energy consumption compared to conventional air - conditioners. Where “free cooling” systems can’t be installed inverter air conditioners are used which consumes less energy than conventional air conditioners.
Saving energy at the company’s office
The new Headquarters building is designed to have the highest soundproof hydro and thermo isolation standards. Also, it is equipped with one of the most reliable air condition and ventilation systems in the market.
Recycling mobile phones
Vodafone is the only Albanian operator in the electronic communications field that in line with environmental policies locally and globally, promotes recycling of old handsets. The recycling scheme prevents disposing of these handsets at the traditional trash bins which do not offer the facility to sorting out so as to specially process recycling of handset batteries and other parts that can be harmful for the environment. There are recycling boxes placed in all Vodafone shops.
By recycling even a single handset we help to protect the environment.