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What is Epson's Eco Vison 2050?

From the Printware Blog on 11th May 2017 in Printing Technology, Environment

As far back as 2003 every Epson manufacturing site achieved the landmark of recycling 100% of all waste material; not a claim many others can make, even now. But they haven't stopped there. Ambitious long-term targets have been set to ensure that every part of the company is in harmony with the environment. But what are these targets and how in the world will they achieve them?

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Do It Yourself: Christmas Invites

From the Printware Blog on 9th December 2015 in Fun Stuff, Consumer Advice, Environment,

It's finally that time of year when you start finalising the annual office Christmas party, which can only mean one thing: it's time to get started on the guest list. While many businesses only invite staff and significant others, many others choose to invite clients - current and prospective, as well as significant figures in their industry.


The Importance of Going Green

From the Printware Blog on 20th October 2015 in Environment, Consumer Advice,

Every time we surf the net or shop online, we will likely come across something emphasising the impact that switching to a more eco-friendly lifestyle has. With this type of emphasis on green living, too many companies fall short at the eco-friendly hurdle. With the right tools and mindset, we can all do our part for the environment, without having to compromise on the bare essentials of our business.

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Office Furniture: Three Layouts to Try

From the Printware Blog on 11th September 2015 in Consumer Advice, Environment

Achieving the right layout for you and your workers is important in any office. There are so many different layouts to try though; you may be struggling to decide what would be best for your business. Then there is the issue of where to place all of the office tech, including your prized colour laser printer. So, if you’re struggling to find the right layout for you, consider the following options.

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Green Swaps for the Office

From the Printware Blog on 8th September 2015 in Consumer Advice, Environment, News, Resources

The number of businesses working for their green credentials today is on the rise. Not only does this mean more is being done to help save the planet, but it gives companies a chance to find their place in green, green society. You may be wondering what you can do to make the switch from waster to eco-friendly worker. If you're looking for new ways to implement green strategies in the workplace, read on.

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Green Resolutions for 2015

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

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, see our tips and resolutions to see how you can do your part, as well as save money and time.

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Evolve Your Office with Printware

From the Printware Blog on 12th August 2015 in Consumer Advice, Resources, Environment, News

Here at Printware, we recognise the importance of maintaining a tech-friendly, productivity-enhancing workspace. As such, we offer a number of services and products to help you and your company on its way to bigger and better prospects. Not only do we offer everything from installation services to leasing options, but we also supply a wide range of technology and office furniture to help you on your way.

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Staying Green this Summer

From the Printware Blog on 10th August 2015 in Consumer Advice, Environment, News, Resources

Here at Printware, staying green is important to us. Not only is it vital for the planet, but it can also help you save some pennies along the way. With summer on its way too, what better time to start implementing green practices and get everyone involved in something new and exciting in the office, to banish those summer blues spent indoors.


How do they recycle paper?

From the Printware Blog on 22nd June 2015 in Resources, Environment, Consumer Advice

We often hear a lot about the importance of recycling. No matter where you are, recycling facilities seem to be everywhere. Schools, offices, shopping centres, and local councils - they're all on the recycling bandwagon, and rightly so. Offices are one of the prime hotspots for recycling since so much paper is used, and on a regular basis too, managers are left with a moral obligation to do their bit.

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Green Alternatives to Summer Predicaments

From the Printware Blog on 5th June 2015 in Environment, News

Here in the UK, we tend to have a love-hate relationship with the summer heat. However, for those that work in offices, you will know all too well how uncomfortable it can make us. If this summer, you’re concerned about how green your employees are being, as well as wanting to ensure the office is kept cool and calm, read on.


Go Green With Your Printer

From the Printware Blog on 6th August 2014 in Environment, Consumer Advice

Staying eco-friendly can be difficult and it’s easy to get into bad habits, like leaving the computer on at night or only printing on one side of the paper.  However, just a few changes to your printing habits can help give your green credentials a boost. Choosing the right printer, for example, can impact your carbon emissions and reduce waste by as much as 90%.


How to Recycle Your Printer

From the Printware Blog on 1st May 2013 in Environment, Consumer Advice

When you buy a new printer what do you do with the old one? Disposing of used electrical equipment can be a bit of a headache, especially if your conscience (quite rightly) prevents you from just chucking it in the nearest skip when no-one’s looking. If you want to ensure that your old printer doesn’t end up in a landfill site but don’t know what to do, then read on.


How to Recycle Your Toner Cartridges

From the Printware Blog on 24th April 2013 in Environment, Consumer Advice

Continuing with our green theme, we move on to recycling and look at some easy ways to recycle your empty toner cartridges. You might be surprised to learn just how few toner cartridges are recycled and how many end up in landfill. We're committed to doing our bit to redress this balance so, if you'd like to know how you can make a real difference whilst barely lifting a finger, read on...


10 Easy Tips for Greener Printing

From the Printware Blog on 17th April 2013 in Environment, Consumer Advice

Last month we looked at choosing the right printer if you want to reduce your carbon footprint and highlighted some machines which are easier on your pocket as well as the environment. Choosing the right printer is only part of the story, though, as there are plenty of steps you can take to lessen the impact of your printing on the environment. The good new is that they'll also save you money.


Choosing an Eco Friendly Printer

From the Printware Blog on 15th March 2013 in Environment, Consumer Advice

Managing environmental impact has become an important consideration for most businesses and individuals. Protecting the planet by reducing waste and emissions doesn’t just make good sense ethically, it’s also good for business. Effectively managing your print resources will go a long way reducing your carbon footprint and it all starts with choosing the right printer. 


Saving the World with Xerox Solid Ink

From the Printware Blog on 11th February 2013 in Printing Technology, Environment

Solid ink technology has been around for a long time, with the first solid ink printer going on sale in 1991. If you’ve only ever owned a laser printer you’re missing an opportunity to drastically reduce your printing costs and your carbon emissions.


Cool Earth and Printware Look Forward to 2013

From the Printware Blog on 6th February 2013 in Charity, Environment

Since July 2011, Printware has worked with rain forest charity Cool Earth to help secure the future of our planet. Nearly two years on, the future is looking brighter than ever as Cool Earth launches even more ambitious projects around the globe. 2013 promises to be an even more fruitful year.


Happy Fifth Birthday to Cool Earth

From the Printware Blog on 28th May 2012 in Environment, Charity

Rain forest charity Cool Earth celebrates its fifth birthday on May 31st. When it was founded in 2007, the target was to protect a relatively modest 5,000 acres of forest. Five years later, Cool Earth has ensured that a staggering 2.5 million acres is safe from illegal logging. Printware is proud of its association with Cool Earth and delighted to join in the celebrations for this very special milestone.


Cool Earth Update April 2012

From the Printware Blog on 11th April 2012 in Environment, Charity

Printware's partnership with Cool Earth has proved fruitful and productive, with nearly 11,000 tonnes of C02 locked away and 10,000 trees protected so far and countless lives enriched. Cool Earth continues to work hard, protecting vital rain forest and the communities they support and embarking on ever more ambitious projects to safeguard our planet's ecological heritage


Rainforest Rescue With Cool Earth and Printware

From the Printware Blog on 18th January 2012 in Environment, Charity

Printware is proud of its partnership with rainforest charity Cool Earth and the fantastic achievements we’ve helped to make possible over the last six months. In its latest update, Cool Earth looks back at its accomplishments for 2011 and the success of the project to date, as well as looking forward to even greater success for the year ahead.


Cool Earth Says Thank You To Printware And Its Customers

From the Printware Blog on 9th December 2011 in Environment, Charity

Recently, we looked at how Printware's partnership with Cool Earth has helped preserve the Peruvian rain forest and benefit the people who depend on it. Following on from that, Cool Earth has contacted us to express its thanks for our support and break down exactly how the contribution from Printware and its customers is making a difference.


Printware Customers Help Save 41 Acres of Rain Forest with Cool Earth

From the Printware Blog on 9th December 2011 in Environment, Charity

Back in July, Printware teamed up with rain forest charity Cool Earth and pledged to donate £1 for every printer sold to help secure vital areas of South American rain forest for future generations. After six months, the money donated by Printware has been used to purchase an impressive 41 acres of rain forest in Peru.


New Software Shows How To Save Money and Print Greener

From the Printware Blog on 8th November 2011 in Software, Environment

A company in Portland, Oregon has developed software which, it says, will help businesses save money on their print costs and reduce environmental impact at the same time. If successful, the savings to businesses and organisations using networked devices could be huge.


What a difference a tree makes

From the Printware Blog on 9th August 2011 in Environment

Cool Earth would like to say a big thank you to Printware's customers for helping to protect 41 acres of endangered Amazon rainforest. Each tree plays a specific role in the forest, locking in carbon and acting as a habitat to thousands of species.


Being Green Might Not be Easy but Being Blue is Harder

From the Printware Blog on 27th November 2009 in Environment

We all like to think that we’re environmentally aware these days but sometimes it can be easier said than done. For instance, when you’re buying a new printer, it’s pretty easy to find out the speed and running costs but how do you know how green it is? The answer’s simple – if you really want to go green, you need to go blue.


Its Not Easy Being Green

From the Printware Blog on 8th October 2009 in Environment

Carbon emissions, climate change and environmental responsibility are all big news at the moment and most of us like to feel like we’re doing our bit. It may come as a surprise, then, that Britain is lagging behind the rest of Europe when it comes to the recycling of electrical goods. Why do we find it so hard to do something that our European neighbours take for granted and what can we do about it?

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