Being Green Doesn't Have to be Costly
With a growing sentiment in North America about the importance of protecting our environment, many readers would be pleased to know that making green choices don't have to be costly, and in some cases can provide users with immediate benefits and savings.
Home and business printing have long been a major culprit in the massive growth in paper consumption during the information age. With the birth of the digital era, many futurists predicted the demise of paper as tool for communication. The opposite has happened. According to reduce.org, a non profit organization that monitors waste and offers suggestions to combat it, the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper per year, enough "to build a 12-foot high wall stretching from New York to San Francisco."
I recently came across a product called ecoPrint (www.ecoprintsaver.com) which is among many green friendly products becoming increasingly available to meet consumers' desire to help the environment by cutting waste. Unlike other tools like draft mode in your print settings (it really doesnt save you much ink) and InkSaver, that only saves you ink, this solution seemed like an easy and practical way to make a significant dent into the mountain of paper North American consumers and business produce every year.
ecoPrint allows users to save valuable ink and toner, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by cutting paper waste in half. Furthermore, users can instantly observe their ecological footprint with the program’s unique conservation calculator telling you what your eco-impact will be with your printing choices. Specifically, the ink saver tool allows users to reduce the consumption of ink by up to 50% without compromising legibility and the paper saving feature allows users to print multiple pages on one sheet and to move, delete or rearrange pages. Not only can users have a positive impact on the environment, they can save money at the same time.
By making conscious steps to recognize our direct impact on the environment through home and business printing, by using tools like ecoPrint, recycled paper zero and carbon footprint reduced office supplies we can easily be green, both for the environment and for our pocketbook.