Reduce Paper Waste at the Office

Office paper is highly recyclable, but reducing or preventing paper waste is even more cost effective than recycling. Some ideas for reducing office paper waste:

  • Double-sided copying and printing.
  • Reusing paper. Keep a collection box by the copy machine for bad copies so the second side can be reused.
  • Make use of electronic communication.
  • Use smaller cover sheets or eliminate the cover sheet all together.
  • Reuse items from old packaging.
  • Reuse materials in-house, through clients, customers and consumers.
  • Consider buying the most environmentally-friendly paper (100% post-consumer recycled) to stock in your printers, copiers and fax machines.

Check out our full article Green Your Office for more great ideas.

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