Earth Day 2021: Together, We Restore Our Earth
World Earth Day (Earth Day) is celebrated annually on April 22. It is a call for us to raise awareness and pledge support for the environmental protection of the Earth, our only home. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is Restore Our Earth.
EarthDay.org states that the theme of this campaign aims to emphasize the message that all chances are not lost. We can prevent disasters caused by climate change and environmental damage. By reducing our carbon footprint, we can repair the damage done and restore the Earth's condition. These efforts to restore the Earth should not only get enforced on special days. Every day should be a World Day. Together, we can begin to adopt a greener lifestyle that is more friendly to the Earth in our daily habits.
In running its business, ACE has strictly implemented several policies to develop a more environmentally-friendly daily lifestyle for its employees and customers, including but not limited to:
Reducing printed communication materials in stores
Times are changing. ACE no longer prints our catalogs or brochures. Instead, they are published in the form of e-catalogs or e-brochures while still ensuring customers get a convenient, seamless shopping experience. Printed POP (Point of Purchase / Point of Sales) materials in stores are now limited in quantity and diverted to digital TV. Shopping receipts are also sent digitally to the customer's email address.
Not providing single-use plastic bags in stores
ACE encourages customers to bring their reusable shopping bags. In stores, ACE also supplies reusable shopping bags of various sizes to cater to the customers' diverse needs. To pack large-sized items, ACE provides used cardboard boxes that customers can use for free.
“Bring Your Own Water Bottle” Campaign
The company actively promotes an internal campaign that encourages Kawan Lama Group employees (including ACE) to bring their own water bottles as a more sustainable option than single-use plastic bottles.
Efficiently reducing the water footprint, Kawan Lama's head office installed a special mist-faucet in each sink in the bathroom. Not only that, but the clean water used in the Kawan Lama office building comes from recycled water that has gone through a thorough filtration and purification process.
Air conditioner management
Kawan Lama's office building sets the temperature of the air-conditioning system at 24 degrees Celsius. It efficiently saves energy while still gives enough comfort the employees need to be productive and not distracted.
Supplying eco-friendly products
Currently, around 12% of the total ACE products are categorized as environmentally friendly. ACE is committed to raising this percentage in the coming years to encourage and enable more people to adopt a greener lifestyle.
In celebration of World Earth Day 2021, ACE wants to introduce several products as the more environmentally-friendly options to include in daily activities:
An LED bulb must be durable and energy-efficient to make it more environmentally friendly. The entire Krisbow LED Bulb product range has a life span of 10,000 - 25,000 hours. With the estimated 5-hour standard use of a lamp every day, it means the Krisbow LED Bulb can last up to 14 years. Krisbow LED Bulb is also produced in a factory that has already earned an Environmental Management Certificate.
As for its energy-saving feature, currently, the Krisbow LED Bulb can replace nearly 50% of the wattage from your usual Energy Saving Lamp (ESL). Example: 18 watt LED is equivalent to 26 watt ESL. Thus, with less wattage or power consumption, we can get brighter light.
Power Station / Portable Battery
For those whose home or business areas often experience power outages, a generator is one of the items that must be available at all times. Ordinary generators usually use fuel oil to generate electricity. The sound produced when the generator is working is also considered noisy.
Now, there is an alternative source of emergency electricity that is more environmentally friendly. A portable power station / portable battery has minimal gas emissions, does not require fuel oil, and does not cause noise pollution.
A portable power station is a device that stores electricity. It comes in handy during an emergency, or other conditions where electricity is not readily available, such as camping or other outdoor activities.
Krisbow portable batteries are available in three power options: 150, 300, and 500 watts with battery capacities up to 780 Wh. This portable battery can be charged using AC power, solar panels, or the lighter port in the car. It is also easy to use, as all features and information are displayed on the LCD screen.
Portable Solar Panels
For those of you who have a hobby of camping, but still need to be connected to a power source, Krisbow Portable Solar Panel is the solution. Rather than carrying a lot of batteries, this is a source of electricity that is more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Equipped with a USB port and DC port, Krisbow portable solar panels can be used to recharge cell phone batteries or other electronic devices.
Krisbow portable solar panels use four monocrystalline solar panels which have considerably high sunlight absorption. There are two types of power variants, 60 and 100 watts. Easy to carry and install and waterproof, these Krisbow portable solar panels are the best choice to access electricity while you’re on the move outside the home.
Energy-efficient Water Heater
ACE has an array of energy-efficient electric water heaters, one of them ACROZ Water Heater. This water heater utilizes an Incolloy 800 heating element which is capable of producing heat faster. The tube is coated with polyurethane, a denser material that stores heat longer.
The combination of these two features makes ACROZ Water Heater more energy efficient. There are two types of power to choose from, 350 watts (15-liter capacity) or 500 watts (30-liter capacity). That way, you can enjoy warm water comfortably for bathing without worrying about wasteful electricity.