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6 Ways to Save Paper in the Office

By 20th July 2021July 28th, 2021Uncategorised

Nowadays it has become every civilian’s duty to do their part in protecting the environment. So much so that multiple businesses are becoming more environmentally friendly just to stay relevant- we love it. Green Office are committed to helping offices reduce their carbon footprint, which is why we are sharing 6 ways to save paper in your office.Work team working digitally to save paper

How to Reduce Paper Used in Your Office

Here are 6 simple ways to reduce the amount of paper being used in your office. For more tips on going green and to stay updated on all-things environmentally friendly, visit our blog.

1. Double-sided Printing

Probably the simplest way to save paper is to switch to double-sided printing. When you are forced to print a document, half the amount of paper used by printing on both sides of the paper instead of one. This is a simple change to make as you just need to change the settings on your printer.

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2. Change Your Advertising Strategies

The days of newspaper advertising and pamphlets are quickly disappearing. Digital marketing is now the way to go. In order to stay relevant and competitive, get your business in line by having a website designed and social media accounts activated. Not only do you become more relevant and up-to-date, you also save paper!

3. Thoroughly Proofread

When working on important documents, many people find mistakes after printing which results in a thorough proofread and a reprint- by then it is too late! Encourage your work team to thoroughly proofread their work before printing it, you can even encourage them to send it to their work to their colleagues for proofing. This will reduce the chance of mistakes even more.

4.Make Use of Scrap Paper

Why not delegate a drawer in the office for your team to leave scrap paper in? If someone needs to make notes or do rough planning, they can help themselves from the drawer. This will eliminate the amount of paper wasted in the office.

5. Communicate Via Email

In today’s times, email communication is becoming increasingly popular in businesses. This means that wherever possible, you email instead of print. Instead of printing out client contracts or other important documents, rather email them and encourage your clients and team to fill them out online and email them back- this will save a tremendous amount of unnecessary printing.

6. Monitor Your Team’s Printing

The Green Office Managed Print Services assessment and implementation process involves assessing the different factors that influence an office’s document environment and then implementing holistic solutions based on the resulting insights that drive operational costs and waste down. You can find out more on this here.

Get in Touch with Green Office Today

If you want to make a more conscious effort to reduce your business’ carbon footprint, get in touch with Green Office today. We offer a variety of assessments and training programs to help your office become more environmentally friendly.

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