Energy consumption is a hidden cost of printing that many small businesses over look. Running multiple, high-cost copiers or desktop printers can be inefficient and expensive and can result in high energy usage and a bigger carbon footprint. It can also generate a significant amount of waste in the form of paper, toner and ink cartridges each year.
If you’re a business owner or office manager it is worthwhile assessing your current printing usage and learning how small changes can make a big difference to your carbon footprint and costs. Here are a few things to consider: