It’s a common problem that most business face: Waste associated with the use of a printer or multi function copier. In the typical American workplace, more is being wasted than we even realize, often times. The following information was gathered recently regarding typical workplace consumption:
- If you’re like the average worker in the United States, you print about 10,000 pages a year. Of that, an estimated 1,410 pages are wasted.
- You, together with every other employee in the United States, use up 8 million tons (7 million metric tons) of office paper each year, or the equivalent of 178 million trees. Less than half of that is recycled.
- To produce just 1 ton (0.9 metric tons) of office paper requires the same amount of energy it takes to power the average home for 10 months.
- More than 350 million ink cartridges are discarded in landfills each year. Each cartridge can take up to 450 years to decompose.
[Sources: EPA, Reuters, UC Davis]
Fortunately, there are solutions that can aide in curbing the amount of waste that takes place in our offices, helping eliminate landfill build up and ultimately have a positive effect on a company’s bottom line.
Call today to speak with a WJ Office expert in our Printeq department, and learn how you may be able to save money and cut down on unnecessary waste.