Friday, July 6, 2012

Office Printing: How to Save Papers

Didn't you know that there are nearly 4 billion trees that are cut down each year for paper, representing 35 percent of all harvested trees? Yes, papers are important but didn't you know that the papermaking process is also not a clean one. According to a report made by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the pulp and paper mills are among the worst polluters to air, water and land of any industry in the country, releasing dangerous chemicals such as methanol, toluene, chlorine dioxide, hydrochloric acid and formaldehyde. With this in mind, the concept of going paperless in the office was seen as a possible solution in conserving our resources but such thing is impossible to attain especially when there are a lot of documentation and business transactions that are needed to be print.

But although you cannot totally go paperless in your office, you can reduce the number of papers you use every day in printing, allowing you not only to minimize environmental hazards but also save money and conserve energy. Just try to follow these tips and I'm sure you're on your way on lowering the consumption of papers in your office:
  • Print What You Only Need - First rule, print documents that you only need. Make sure that when you hit that print icon or type "CTRL+P" in your keyboard, the document you are going to print is important not just a draft.
  • Click the "Print Preview First" - Most people make the mistake of not scanning their documents first before printing it causing them to print documents with typos and errors thus editing that document and printing it again. What a cost! Well, you can avoid that by clicking the print preview button and checking if every word and setting is a-okay in your document before printing it.
  • Use Recycled Papers - Paper being the largest waste product in printing, using recycled papes can save a considerable amount of trees in the forests. There are a lot of good recycled paper in the market, why don't you grab one of those the next time you decide to buy and help save a tree?
  • Go Duplex-Printing - Most printers nowadays have an eco-friendly feature called auto-duplex printing, this allows your printer to print on both page of the paper which saves more paper.

There are a lot of steps on greening your business and office, another alternative is to choose remanufactured toner cartridges or inkjet cartridges the next time you replace your printer cartridges. These remanufactured printer cartridges also called recycled printer cartridges are used OEM cartridges that are refurbished and refilled with new toner or ink. At TonerGreen.com, we offer high-quality U.S.-made remanufactured toner cartridges and ink cartridges that are ideally compatible for known printer brands such as HP, Brother, Lexmark, Dell, Canon and Xerox. We intend to help you make eco-friendly for choices for your home or office with the confidence that you are making a smart and resposible decision.

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