Thursday, June 20, 2013

Printing More But Less Carbon Footprint

Have you heard of the term "carbon footprint"? Well, carbon footprint, basically speaking, is the emission of greenhouse gases to our environment caused by a person or an activity. Such activity for example is printing, that's right, your printers emit carbon every time you decide to print a document. And believe me, although, you may not take the "carbon footprint" issue seriously, it is slowly affecting our ozone layer and environment.

So if I were you, why don't you take a minute and think of helping other go-green supporters in reducing our carbon footprint by simply following some basic tips on how one can reduce their carbon footprint while printing. First, I definitely suggest that when you're planning to buy a printer is to look for Energy-Star Qualified Printers. These are printing machines and copiers that have been qualified by Energy Star are known to save more energy and electricity.

Another tip is to print 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.

To save money and help in reducing your carbon footprint, instead of buying new branded cartridges, you can always opt to 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.

Aside from these, you can also use recyclable papers. 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.

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