Save the environment before is too late. Even copier company are trying to tell the public to join the movement to go green!
Hardware and paper are the most common factors that can be easily managed now that affordable technology that reduces costs is available, it is just a matter of embracing change.
New Copiers produce 40% CO2 emissions at manufacturing stage, where as recycled products produce just 1%. Paperless solution produce just 0%.
Hence, i suggesting some smart tips for environment friendly practice at workplace.
10 Smart tips to go Green at Workplace
(1) Be bright about light
- Make it a habit to turn off the lights when you’re leaving any room for 15 minutes or more and utilize natural light when you can.
(2) Maximize computer efficiency
- Make it a habit to turn off your computer—and the power strip it’s plugged into—when you leave for the day.
(3) Print smarter
- Make it a habit to print on both sides or to use the back side of old documents for faxes, scrap paper, or drafts. Avoid color printing and print in draft mode whenever feasible.
(4) Go paperless when possible
- Make it a habit to think before you print: could this be read or stored online instead? Consider Document Management System for Document Archiving? ; eFax System for Faxing?
(5) Ramp up your recycling
- Make it a habit to recycle everything your company collects. Just about any kind of paper you would encounter in an office, including fax paper, envelopes, and junk mail, can be recycled.
(6) Close the loop
- Make it a policy to purchase office supplies and furniture made from recycled materials.
(7) Watch what (and how) you eat
- Make it a habit to bring your own mug and dishware for those meals you eat at the office.
(8) Rethink your travel
- Make it a policy to invest in videoconferencing and other technological solutions that can reduce the amount of employee travel.
(9) Reconsider your commute
- Make it a habit to carpool, bike, or take transit to work, and/or telecommute when possible.
(10) Create a healthy office environment
- Make it a habit to use nontoxic cleaning products. Brighten up your cubicle with plants, which absorb indoor pollution.