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How Managed Print Services Can Help Reduce the Waste In Your Office

In blog by Jason Bonnar0 Comments

Does your business employ sustainable practices? Do you recycle or monitor your print environment? Simple, small changes within your office print environment can have profound changes on the environment, streamline your costs, and increase your employee’s productivity.

Let’s look at some recent statistics:

  • The average office worker prints over 30 documents per day. That’s over 10,000 pages every year!
  • 17% of those pages never get used!
  • 45% of pages printed, end up in the trash by the end of the workday.
  • 60 – 80% of print cartridges end up in the local landfill. The components in that cartridge can take 1,000 years to biodegrade.

Small changes in your print processes can produce big results for both the environment and your company’s bottom line. For example, just placing recycling bins around printers can make employees more mindful of their printing habits. Using the most energy efficient printer in your office can help to conserve energy and lower utility costs.  Defaulting your printers to print two-sided black and white only, not only reduces your print costs – you’ll use 50% less paper too!

Engaging a Managed Print Services provider can help to streamline your processes and green your office.  By monitoring your employee’s print habits, eliminating or upgrading inefficient print devices and implementing new processes MPS can increase sustainability. Another popular program many MPS providers offer is used print cartridge recycling.  Just this simple step can divert your used cartridges from the landfill, reducing waste and helping the environment.

Now is the perfect time to take a long hard look at your business print environment and begin to make some changes. Not sure where to start?  Give an MPS provider a call and ask for a complimentary no obligation technology assessment. They’ll come to your office, assess the current state of your print environment and offer customized solutions for your company’s unique needs.

Wondering how your office’s printing practices compare with others?  Take our SMB Office Challenge today and find out!


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