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Easy Green Printing

Nowadays, everyone is looking for ways to cut down their carbon footprint. Unfortunately, it can be fairly expensive to “go green”. Having a green printing strategy can help you save money at the same time as saving the environment.

Office printing consumes a lot of paper and energy. Based on average usages, it is very easy for your office to contribute tens of thousands of pounds of greenhouse gases to the environment a year.

One simple and effective way to reduce your office’s carbon footprint is to set your printers and copiers to default with two sided printing. By turning two pages into one, you can reduce paper usage by 50%. This small step can save up to 60 trees annually and eliminate up to 14,000 lbs of greenhouse gases. It could also save your company money by using less paper!

Another step to take would be to consolidate your printing and copying devices. These machines use a significantly less amount of energy. By consolidating with a multifunction system you use fewer devices and therefore you require less energy to operate them. This will save you money in electricity costs and also reduce greenhouse gases.

Implementing a green printing strategy can give you the peace of mind that you are reducing costs while preventing harm to the environment.