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6 Easy Ways To Cut Down On Paper At The Office

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Lowering the amount of paper used in your office is not only about helping to save the environment, it also helps to reduce costs for your business. The whole goal is to use less paper and to reuse when possible. Here are a few tips on how to cut down on paper waste and reuse paper.

6 Ways To Make Paper Go Further In The Office

Double-sided Printing: Double-sided printing is not always available depending on the type of document you’re printing, but when possible, print on both sides. For example, if it’s an important project, you obviously cannot or will not print on both sides. However, if you printed up an email or memo, you could feasibly print on both sides since these are less important documents. You would be surprised how many single printed sheets you have in your home office or company.

Reusing and Recycling Shredded Paper: In some instances, shredding paper is a security necessity in an office atmosphere. Just think of how many trees you will save by recycling that bag of shredded paper. It’s easy and it doesn’t take much effort at all.

Repurposing Used Paper: If you have a piece of paper and only printed a small amount of ink on one side or the other, or you have a one sided document that is not significant or will not infringe upon privacy matters, simply cut the paper into fourths or eighths and reuse it as notepaper or a scratch pad.

Paperless Payroll: There are quite a few programs out there that will actually let you send your employees a PDF file with their pay stub and check to keep for their records. Also, many businesses don’t even use paper checks anymore. Instead, they allow direct deposits.

Sending Documents: Most people these days have some sort of an electronic device, like a phone, laptop, or tablet, on which they can receive information. Consider sending documents via these items rather than printing a project out on paper. Some good programs to consider might be available on your device right now and you might not even be aware of it. Check out DeckConnet and Airdrop, just to name two.

Customers: Companies can also use a paperless program to allow its customers to pay online or over the phone. It allows you to send out less paper bills and gives customers a convenient options to pay their bills.

If your business is interested is saving costs on paper, discuss your needs with UCI, an Amarillo copier company. They can show you copier options and tell you about their shredding service.