- Use less paper, ink and toner by not printing e-mail messages or other electronic documents unless you need to refer to them when you’re not at your computer.
- Use recycled paper in printers, copiers and fax machines. Print on both sides of the sheet.
- Turn off equipment and lights that are not being used. Set computers and monitors to go to sleep mode when idle for long periods of time.
- Don’t purchase more supplies than you need. Large quantities require you to have more storage space, which consumes more energy.
- Use online methods for bill paying, reviewing account statements and other transactions or communications to cut down on paper use and mailing.
USE RECYCLED PRODUCTS.
- Buy office supplies from companies like Smead who practice sustainable manufacturing processes.
- Use 100% Recycled File Jackets to keep documents organized on your desktop or in file drawers. Use flat style for average size files, 2 inch expansion size for bulkier files.
- Use 100% Recycled File Pockets for organizing extra bulky materials such as magazines, catalogs or large reports. Available in 3-1/2 inch or 5-1/4 inch expansion sizes to handle your biggest files.
- Label the jackets or pockets with Viewables labels for clear identification.
RECYCLE, REUSE OR REPURPOSE SUPPLIES.
- Purge files frequently to eliminate unnecessary document storage. Shred and recycle the paper.
- Recycle toner cartridges from printers, copier and fax machines.
- Implement a recycling program at your office for paper, glass, cans, etc.
- Give unneeded items away instead of throwing them out. Use online sharing lists and websites to find others who can use your discards.
Components of this Organomics Idea include:
- 100% Recycled File Jackets
- 100% Recycled File Pockets
- Viewables® Color Labeling System