Take your efforts beyond the recycling bin.

April 22 will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a day marked to boost awareness about environmental responsibility. Earth Day has given many friends of the environment a platform from which to launch recommendations for being more green—at home and in their workspaces.

At the office, a greener workplace can mean a smaller environmental footprint, increased perception of corporate responsibility and even good news for the bottom line for many businesses, specifically when it comes to automating and digitizing paper based processes.

As we approach Earth Day, we want to give you seven great ways to make your office a greener, earth friendly environment, beyond the paper recycling bin.  

1.         Go Paperless

Digitize paper-based document information for digital storage, retrieval and access to information, reducing the dependency on paper and filing cabinets.

2.         Energy Efficient Office Equipment

Advances in technology make for more energy efficient equipment and most equipment has energy saving functionality. Ask about these options when leasing or purchasing office equipment.

3.         Eco-Friendly Toner & Toner Recycling Programs

Remanufactured toner cartridges and remanufactured ink cartridges are inspected and assembled to high quality standards for optimal performance in your equipment. Ask about recycled products as well as outlets to recycle your ink and toner cartridges.

4.         PrintReleaf

This software integrates with your company’s print software and measure paper consumption in real time. Automatically offset your paper consumption through reforestation projects across the planet.

5.         Print Output Management Solutions

Control paper at the point of printing with badge-swipe and user-authentication technology, requiring users to release print jobs and reducing wasted non-business critical printing.

6.         On-Demand Printing

In-house digital printing capabilities have advanced to allow many print jobs previously outsourced to be completed in-house, and on-demand. Short, small run quantities of printed collateral eliminates the waste associated with printing large volumes of warehoused materials.

7.         Manage Total Printing Costs with MPS

Evaluate your printing environment, develop the optimal plan for efficiently printing in your organization and control printing costs with a managed print services program. These programs require you to pay a flat monthly fee for equipment, service and supplies, and in return partners maximize efficiency of you print fleet.

It’s easy to start with reducing and recycling your paper consumption to go green. However, we encourage you to work with your office solutions provider to see how you can go beyond the recycling bin with your efforts to improve corporate responsibility and the corporate bottom line.