Monday, March 21, 2011

Printing Strategies for a Greener Business

Green is definitely the way to go these days if you own a business or are in charge of gathering different pieces of technology for your office. Everybody wants to be more energy efficient for many reasons, the main ones being that it cuts costs for you and your business and also allows us to have a safer, cleaner and healthier planet to live on.

Companies around the country are doing their best to be as eco-friendly as possible. One thing that many offices and companies are doing is going green with their printing. This allows companies to reduce pollution, decrease the size of landfills and increase efficiency.

Eco-friendly printing prevents artificial as well as harmful chemicals from being used due to the fact that they can pollute the soil. If you want to print less, only print the documents that are considered the most essential documents in your company. Don't wast time printing office jokes or photocopying your butt to prank your neighboring cubicle. Use emails as much as possible too. Sending documents via email or other file types electronically allows you to send and resend the same thing an endless number of times without wasting any paper.

There are a lot of other things aside from what has already been mentioned that can help you be more green in your print management. For one, always buy environmentally friendly paper and inks. These things do exist so there is no reason for you to not use them. Invest in EnergyStar equipment. EnergyStar equipment is sometimes made from renewable resources and also uses less energy than your conventional equipment. Instead of printing out all your documents, send them in fax form to a network folder. Also consider using inks made from soy. These can easily be recycled.

By doing just some of these things, you can not only help the environment but also save you and your company a lot of money. Plus, doing the right thing just feels so much better after you do it.

Source: Office Product News - Green Printing Strategies For Your Business
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