Today I cleaned this 10-year-old whiteboard.
I spent three hours and great amount of efforts to clean it because stains were tough.
I decided to clean it because I thought Mottainai (what a waste!).
My boss wanted to dispose this old whiteboard and buy a new one.
In Japan, we are required to pay for disposing oversized furnitures.
These days, we use a tablet, monitor or documents during the meeting, I hardly see people using a whiteboard.
I think a whiteboard became a decoration item for the meeting room.
It’s definitely Mottainai to pay for disposal fee for a whiteboard that we can still use and purchase a new one.
After I cleaned it, my boss approved to keep it.
Yes, my hard work paid off!
I felt good as if I saved a great amount of money (it is about USD 120), this poor whiteboard and the earth by reducing a garbage. hahaha
In 2004, Japanese Mottinai Seishin (Spirit) was introduced to the world by Ms. Wangai Maathai, the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for the Environmental activism.
We can reuse and recycle to reduce wastes; that’s the spirit!
I looked at Tokyo Tower with a smile tonight.