The Office

  • Purchase or lease copiers and laser printers equipped to make two-sided (duplex) documents.
  • Purchase or lease computer monitors and office machines with energy-saving automatic shutdown features.
  • Use both sides of paper when printing and copying, and switch to grey scale as a default for printing, to use less ink.
  • Use reusable fax cover sheets or fax transmission labels instead of a full cover sheet.
  • Use reusable interoffice envelopes.
  • Make use of the back-side of waste paper for faxes, or as scratch paper.
  • Use e-mail instead of paper for exchanging internal memos and electronic documents.
  • Use remanufactured toner cartridges in printers and copiers.
  • Keep mailing lists up-to-date to avoid duplication.
  • Post announcements on a bulletin board instead of distributing individual copies to staff/customers.
  • Maintain a central filing system to eliminate duplication, or store information electronically.
  • Proofread documents carefully before printing.
  • Share materials and circulate single copies of documents, newsletters and magazines among employees.
  • Sell or donate your used computers, office furniture and equipment to Yukon Computers for Schools, or call local dealers who often repair and donate.
  • Turn off computers, copiers, lights and other equipment when not in use.
  • Buy paper with recycled content.
  • Look for products packaged in recycled materials.
  • Re-label old file folders and use them again.
  • Buy, sell or give away business waste through various online resources or by placing a free classified ad in the local papers
  • Use white boards with erasable markers instead of paper flip charts.
  • Use refillable pens and pencils instead of disposable ones.
  • Use long-life compact fluorescent bulbs. They last 10 times longer and use less electricity.
  • Start a recycling program if you don’t already have one.
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