While many companies look towards Managed Print for the cost savings, you may be surprised by what an impact Managed Print Services can have on your carbon footprint.
Reduce Reliance on Paper
Much of what is printed ends up in the recycling bin – often by the end of the day. In fact, it’s estimated that 1 billion trees’ worth of paper are thrown away each year in the United States alone.
A Managed Print Services provider looks for ways to reduce excess printing in your office. By establishing print protocols, such as automatic double-sided printing, and utilizing automated workflows, your paper use can be dramatically reduced. By using recycled paper products, you also reduce your environmental impact, saving energy and trees.
A Managed Print Services provider can establish a cartridge recycling program in your office. Cartridges are collected and returned for recycling, preventing them from ending up in landfills.
Disposing of printers and copiers is a big task, and it must be handled carefully. When your devices reach the end of their life spans, an MPS provider can be sure they are disposed of properly.
Better Print Habits
Managed Print Service providers are experts in printer management. This means they can audit and monitor your print usage to reduce your printing and improve your print habits. In addition to the automatic double-sided printing mentioned above, an MPS provider may suggest:
- Print in black and white and/or draft mode instead of color
- Replace printers with more energy-efficient models
- Enable automatic sleep mode on your printers
- Establish secure print protocols to further reduce waste
Altogether, these practices can have a dramatic impact on your print environment, carbon footprint, and bottom line.
Managed Print Services can offer many benefits to your company – and also to your environmental impact. By reducing waste, increasing recycling, and using more environmentally-friendly print practices, your company can do its part to keep the earth healthy, all while saving money. Contact us to learn more!