Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint While Printing


Ever heard of the term "carbon footprint"? Carbon footprint is defined as the emission of greenhouse gases to our environment caused by a person or an activity. Though it may seem impossible, our carbon footprint can be calculated and this was what Laurence Wright, Ian Williams, Jonathan Ciello and Simon Kemp showed in their Carbon Management Journal, "A measure of the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions of a defined population, system or activity, considering all relevant sources, sinks and storage within the spatial and temporal boundary of the population, system or activity of interest. Calculated as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) using the relevant 100-year global warming potential (GWP100)."

Using their study, environmental organizations managed to find the things and activities that emit more greenhouse gases to our environment, which affects our surroundings, atmosphere and the ozone layer itself. Eventually, this led them to give options to everyone who is concern with our environment on how to reduce their carbon footprint in everything they do.

That's why for today's article, TonerGreen Blog will give you four simple steps on how to reduce your carbon footprint while printing:
  1. Look for Energy-Star Qualified Printers. Printing machines and copiers that have been qualified by Energy Star are known to save more energy and electricity.
  2. Print on both sides of the paper. Most printers include duplex-printing setting that allows its users to print on both sides of the paper. This doesn't only reduce your carbon footprint; it also helps you save papers.
  3. Choose recycled printer cartridges. Recycled printer cartridges also known as remanufactured toner cartridges and remanufactured ink cartridges are used OEM cartridges that have been refurbished and re-filled with new toners. These recycled cartridges contribute to energy conservation, sustainability, and environmental responsibility.
  4. Use recycled or sustainable paper. Didn't you know that every day, thousands of trees are cut to produce papers? Using recycled papers for your office supplies can help lessen this number. Needless to say that these trees are important in our life, they're the only ones that can process those carbon dioxides into oxygen.
At TonerGreen.com, the leader in providing environmentally responsible printing solutions, we offer an extensive selection of eco-friendly, remanufactured printer cartridges for branded printers like HP, Brother, Lexmark, Xerox, Canon and Epson; guaranteed to work perfectly with them and provide consistent quality output. Plus, all our products are covered by a 2-Year Warranty to further your satisfaction.

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