Do you use a lot of paper in your office? While you may be glad that you have so much of it to scribble on and take notes on, you actually should realize that most of our office paper usage is unnecessary. There are so many other digital options that let you take notes as well; be it your Smartphone or your tablet. So if you ask us, we would ask you to avoid using paper in your office as much as you can.
When you use paper, you just add more to waste. According to a research, every employee in an office causes the amount of waste to increase by 350 pounds, when the paper they use is disposed of. If there are too many employees, this can actually lead to a lot of waste. Yes, this does have its effect on the environment, but do you realize you are also wasting your money in the process? As such, we advise you to limit the amount of paper you use in your office.
In the past, a company actually made it their aim to reduce paper usage. In a time period of one year, this single goal helped them in saving about a million dollars, while preserving the environment as well. Yes, we know it is an impressive number. Do you want to achieve this as well? Here is what you can do.
Launch a campaign
The first step is to make all your employees aware that you are planning to reduce the company’s paper usage. Launch a campaign, make an announcement and then guide your employees on how they can help. Send regular notices, put up signs on the notice boards and personally keep on reminding your employees to reduce their paper usage.
Make use of double-sided printing
Do you make a lot of copies on a daily basis? You probably do this on one side of the paper only. As long as the document is internal and does not have to be used outside the company, you can print on both sides. Set the printer options accordingly, and it will do the rest.
Okay, so you printed on just one side? No problem, use the other side for something else. Keep all single sided printed papers separately, and use them when the need arises.