61: Reduce Paper Waste at Work


Did you know the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. That’s a total of nearly 3.7 million tons of copy paper used annually in the U.S. and it translates to over 700 billion sheets.

Here are a few simple ways you can personally reduce your paper usage:

  • Print double-side – Use both sides of the paper for printing, copying, writing, and drawing when possible
  • Reuse paper that is printed on one side
  • Minimize misprinting paper in your copy machine and printer by posting a diagram near them so you can easily remember which side goes up or down
  • Use efficient copying- use the size reduction feature to use less paper
  • Don’t print out draft documents; review, edit, and share on screen

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