Better Printing Practices

Did You Know . . .

The American Paper Institute has estimated that manufacturing one pound of office paper from virgin fiber consumes the following resources:

  • 12 cubic inches of pulpwood
  • 13.5 gallons of water
  • 10.5 KWh of electricity
  • .3 pounds of pollutants

Improve Your Printing Practices

Along with using only recycled paper, printing efficiently can significantly reduce a computer user's ecological footprint. Improve your printing efficiency!

  • Edit on screen.
  • Change the margins to .75 inches from 1.25 inches.
  • On larger documents, use smaller font sizes.
  • Keep a recycling bin by the printer.
  • Enable the duplex option on your computer to print double-sided.