There is a vast amount of non-essential printing in business, with paper being discarded, recycled or abandoned. It has been found that 70% of waste in offices is made up of paper and that as much as 50% of paper consumption can be reduced through eliminating this non-essential printing.
Through government targets and personal beliefs, contributing to positive climate steps is becoming an increasingly important topic, especially for businesses to increase their sustainability credentials. Introducing Apogee’s green printing philosophy and practices will reduce your environmental impact, while enhancing operational efficiency and controlling financial resources.
Managed Print Services to improve Environmental Impact
As part of a Managed Print Service, different printing policies can be introduced to support and improve your environmental impact. These policies can be introduced to control users printing by setting double-sided, mono printing as a default. Rule-based printing techniques can help adjust the behaviours of people in the business and lead them towards making sustainable choices. Correct hardware and software can also be important in stopping unnecessary waste. For example, ‘Follow-me’ printing allows the release of print output only with an access code or access card, eliminating the chance of abandoned prints.
Apogee can provide Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) which have built-in features to assist in waste reduction. This includes energy efficient modes, which allow devices to switch to ‘night mode’ when not in use. We can reduce overall device use whilst ensuring better optimisation to decrease waste. Also, with new devices using less electricity and conserving materials, it reduces the carbon footprint and waste simultaneously.
An effective Managed Print Service can also help source the right software to become more digitised, as it is a fundamental element of how the workplace is changing. One way to introduce digitisation is through Cloud storage which enables you to securely store and share files with no physical documents needed. When implemented, Cloud Storage is excellent at minimising printing and contributes positively to the environment.
Start your year with a new print and document strategy so you can reduce your waste through rationalising printing and copying whilst cutting costs and improving security. To find out more about our services please call: 0345 300 9955 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.