With the implementation of carbon tax looming in South Africa, it has become more important than ever for businesses to monitor and ultimately reduce their carbon footprint. Apart from cost-saving benefits, adopting a greener, eco-friendlier attitude will ensure that businesses are environmentally and socially responsible – a major drawcard when attracting new clientele.
Written by James Tooley in collaboration with Zandalee Naude (Smarketing Leader)
Everyone knows pushing print is easy, many people don’t know that controlling and managing it is also easy and has many benefits! Controlling cost and reducing waste are key objectives of any print strategy and there is a simple, effective way of achieving them.
How a school can reduce the impact paper, printing and wastage has on the environment.
The children of today will be the architects and thought leaders of tomorrow, therefore it is imperative for us, as their mentors and teachers, to set the example of being more environmentally conscious and responsible. We need to practice what we preach by implementing an environmentally conscious and friendly zone. Schools allow children to share life experiences and lessons while learning the values they will carry with them for a lifetime.
Topics: Green Office, office printing environment, GreenABLE, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, reduce printing, Remanufactured Toner Cartridges, Managed Print Environments, Efficient, Innovation
Our everyday printing activities, whether personal or business related, have a significant impact on the environment, which is not usually considered as we mindlessly click the “print” command. The consumables required for printing i.e. paper and printer cartridges, and the manufacturing and disposal thereof, are responsible for irreparable damage to the natural environment.
South Africa has officially made the top 20 of the world’s worst plastic polluters– we are ranked at number 11, worse than India, and the entire United States.
In today’s fast-paced, tech driven society, students are looking at getting their information on their tech devices as quickly and conveniently as possible, and schools have now adopted the means of supplying students with the access and tools to get their study material/projects and homework anywhere at any time.
Every year, tons of paper is used in workplaces all over the world, in both large and small offices. Many of these offices have actively taken up recycling, but even though it is an inexpensive and environmentally conscious option, a much more cost-effective strategy is to reduce daily paper consumption.
I have always had this burning question in the back of mind, “Why do we Print?” Aren’t we supposed be working in Paperless offices by now?
Our 7 best practices to Reduce Printing aims to help and guide individuals and businesses on their journey to drive down paper usage, print volumes and all related costs. Printing environments and solutions differ from company to company. This article does not take into account all possibilities but will act as a guideline which, if followed, will guarantee success.
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