Monday, August 1, 2011

Top 16 Ways to Save Paper in Your Office

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I Just Gotta Tell Ya

  • The Average office worker goes through 10,000 sheets of copy paper a year. According to the EPA each employee in a typical business office generates 1.5 pounds of waster paper a day.
  • A Ton of 100% recycled papers saves 7,000 gallon of water, 60 pounds of air emission and 3 cubic yards of landfill space
  • According to Office Depot, each remanufactured toner cartridge ‘keeps approximately 2.5. pounds of metal and plastic out of landfills and conserves about a half gallon of oil.

What you can do

  1. Use recycled office paper and products. See Staples, and Office Depot.
  2. Buy Paper that is PCF (processed chlorine free)
  3. Use unbleached and uncolored paper.
  4. Buy products in bulk to minimize packaging .
  5. Stop Printing if you can, read online, and order catalogues, newsletter online instead
  6. Print on Both Sides
  7. Avoid Color Printing
  8. Ask to be removed from mailing lists
  9. Make hard copies only when necessary. Use Email or E-vite
  10. Use a stick on label on the first page of a fax instead of a cover sheet.
  11. Recycle toner, and ink cartridge and buy remanufactured ones.
  12. Post Employee manual and similar materials online rather than distribute print copies
  13. Get rid of paper files and folders- put it all online
  14. Go Paperless
  15. Use the back side of old paper for scratch pads
  16. Recycle all paper

How Much Can you Save?

  • A single sided 10 page letter cost .55 cents to mail. Same letter copied on both side of the paper uses only 5 sheets and $.34 in postage.
  • A carton of paper costs $50.00 (5,000 sheets) cutting your paper use in half can save you $50.00 per employee per year.

With Green Heart n Love,

Green Yatra

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