Is it possible to be eco-friendly in your printing practices?
By making simple changes in your current business practices, it is possible to see the greener side of printing. For example, we changed the way we bill our customers from a mailed monthly paper statement to a monthly emailed statement. This small change saves a case of printer paper and envelopes a year, reducing costs for the company providing savings they can pass onto our customers.
- Multi-Task. Consolidate your fax, printer and copier by purchasing a multi-function printer. By utilizing an all-in-one device, you save on maintenance costs and reduce the amount of equipment that eventually ends up in a landfill.
- Give it back. Major printer manufacturers have launched aggressive return and recycle programs for consumables. For example, Lexmark converts its recycled cartridges into a wood-like product called eLumber, through a partnership with recycler Close the Loop. And HP uses post-consumer recycled plastics in the production of new ink-jet cartridges.
- Think before you print. Do you really need all 46 pages of that email chain letter? Think again– do you really need to print that email chain letter? By taking a moment to consider the necessity of printing your document, you could save more paper than you think. If you must print that chain letter, at least print double-sided to save half of the pages you are undoubtedly wasting.