Going green is a great way to save money and the environment. The problem is that many businesses simply do not know where to begin. The options are seemingly endless, and sometimes cost efficiency gets lost in the mix. Fortunately, there is an easy way to keep “going green” in the forefront of your mind and your bottom line.
When making the transition to a greener office environment, keep the three R’s in your mind at all times:
- Reduce: First and foremost, it is vital that your company deciphers between the necessary and the unnecessary when it comes to printed documents. A good Managed Print Services (MPS) strategy will take this into account and help guide your business toward reducing the unnecessary elements. User controls and printer release codes are also great ways to reduce superfluous printing, while saving your company money. Also consider reducing your actual printing devices. Perhaps you don’t need a desktop printer in every office. We can help you evaluate your print environment to reduce office waste.
- Reuse: A great way to go green is to use your equipment in as many ways as possible, or switch to multifunction products that maximize efficiency but minimize your carbon footprint. Also, consider duplex printing when it is appropriate. If the information on one side of the paper is not sensitive, throw it back into the printing tray. Reusing as much as possible will help save money and trees.
- Recycle: Everyone knows you can recycle paper. Put secure recycling bins near your MFPs and let recycling paper become second nature. Then, move on to recycling various consumable parts and cartridges associated with your printing needs. Once these actions become second nature, you are well on your way to going green.
The three R’s help simplify the “going green” process. Share these tips with your workers and take the intimidation factor out of it. After all, helping the environment should not be a stressful task. In fact, it should be universally helpful.
Contact Infomax today to learn more ways to go green!