Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CLEAN EARTH: AT YOUR DESK: Stop The Paper!

Paper is up to 70 percent of a typical office’s waste, so simple measures to reduce unnecessary use can significantly lower your organization’s waste removal expenses--not to mention purchasing costs.


Use both sides. Keep a tray on your desk to collect any single-side printed scrap paper that comes your way and use it for note paper, or in the photocopier or fax machine. Format documents to avoid printing unnecessary pages and proofread carefully on screen to avoid printing multiple copies. Keep a paper recycling box next to your desk and encourage colleagues to separate paper from organic waste and recyclable containers.