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Green Resolutions for 2015

From the Printware Blog on Tuesday 18th August 2015 in Consumer Advice, Environment, News, Resources

So, we're closing in on 2016. That means it is time for a change if you haven't already started to shift bad habits, and what better way to make a difference than to set a few green resolutions for the rest of the year? If you’re struggling for ideas on what these could be though, see our tips and resolutions below to see how you can do your part, as well as save money and time.

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I will switch off all equipment

Yes, it might be nine o’clock at night and you just want to get home after a long day, but it is still important to do a quick check and make sure all equipment is turned off. This will help make your office more economic, as well as avoid wasting electricity. It may even be worth getting a couple of employees involved too, to make sure nothing is left on at the end of the day.

Before you ask though, standby does not mean it is off! This setting wastes electricity and runs your bills up too, so avoid laziness and wait for the device to shut down before you head off home.

I will recycle

Recycling is always a green resolution, but like many others, it is a great way of doing your part for the environment. Not only does it help to cut down on waste dramatically, but it keeps our streets clean and clear of mess, as well as helps to preserve wildlife and their habitats.

In addition, a green logo above your head as a company will work wonders with customers who are keen to jump on board with eco-friendly policies. View our collection of recyclable printer cartridges.

I will change my settings

Believe it or not, your printing habits may be the culprit behind the growing pile of waste in the corner and the high bills every month. Whilst we’ve already looked at one great way to save on energy bills, some of us still struggle to know how to cut down on waste. So, to help you, here are just two ways to save on waste and ink:

Print in Black and White

This phrase is often overused in an office setting, however; it is so useful when it comes to saving on ink. As most cartridges are expensive, you don’t want to be changing them every two days because someone used up all the coloured ink, and you need it for a client meeting.

To avoid this scenario, encourage your employees to print internal documents in black and white. This will help to save on ink and leave the coloured ink for professional, client documents; helping you to make a good impression.

Print Double-Sided

If, however, the problem is that too much paper is being wasted, there is a very simple solution; print double-sided! This will help save on paper, as well as help employees who always seem to ‘misplace’ the last half of the document!

These are just three green resolutions for the rest of 2015. So, whether it is forgetfulness when it comes to switching off equipment or your printing habits that keep Printware on speed dial, enforce these tips in the workplace and watch it evolve. 

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