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Simple and effective solutions such as recycling waste paper greatly reduces the amount of waste that ends up in dump sites and saves you money that would have otherwise been spent on managing waste. Eco printing also creates a favourable impression of your business as a champion for environmental conservation. While many people are hesitant to go green, the benefits far outweigh the supposed risks that keep businesses within a comfort zone. To help you optimize green printing solutions, we suggest that you do the following.

Search for Community Recycling Programs

You can easily identify and work with community recycling programs that supplement your efforts towards eco-friendly printing. Such programs have trucks which pick up small paper and plastic waste from businesses free. So, you don’t have to worry about accumulation of waste in your business premises, recycling programs will be glad to handle this once you contact them.

Besides paper and plastic, there are several other office materials that can also be recycled free. If you have old PCs, used up batteries, steel, office furniture, light bulbs, and books then you can invite local recyclers to handle them instead of throwing them in a dumpsite.

Urge Employees to Go Green

Besides recycling waste paper and office waste, you should make every effort to convince your employees to go green. For instance, you can set up an accountability system that tracks the efforts of employees towards eco printing, and sustainable printing solutions. Thereafter, you can monitor and reward employees who accomplish the most in their efforts to go green.

Embrace a Go-Green Policy

Also, you should consider revising your business policy to encourage use of green printing solutions such as recycled paper and soy-based inks. Also, reinforce the policy by branding your business cards and documents with go-green icons to remind them of your commitment to transform your business into a eco-friendly enterprise.

The easiest way of switching to eco-friendlyprinting is finding a company that provides green printing services. A good printer uses soy-based inks in place of petroleum-based ones. Petroleum inks contain volatile compounds which are hazardous and endanger the environment. On the other hand, companies which use soy-based inks provide inks that are rich in color, affordable, and of high quality.

Next, find out whether the green printing company recycles waste paper. Sadly, this is a commonly overlooked aspect in daily operations and in the supply chain. If you are environmentally conscious then you would want todeal with a company that adheres to eco-friendly practices such as recycling,waste paper, soda cans, and all plastic materials that they use.


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