More and more businesses are looking at ways to green up their offices but many overlook the impact that printing can have on their carbon footprint. If you’re a business owner or manager, I’d encourage you to assess your printing environment and printer usage as even small changes can make a big difference to your environmental impact. Here are a few things to consider:
Printers can consume large amounts of electricity, depending on the model and whether they are in stand-by or print mode.
Choose energy-saving products
Business managers can save money on energy bills by choosing ENERGY STAR® compliant products.
With multiple devices, office managers will buy many different types of consumables such as toner, often on an ‘as needed’ basis. This can generate a lot of waste and expense.
Paper, paper everywhere
Paper may seem cheap per page but it adds up across a company. The average Australian worker uses a whopping 10,000 A4 sheets each year - that’s equal to 10 million trees! Here are some simple tips that can help reduce the amount of paper used in printing.
Switch to 100% recycled office paper
Less than 5 per cent of the 1.2 million tonnes of printing and writing paper used in Australia each year is recycled content. Most manufactures will have several paper options available.