What is sustainable printing and paper?
Most people would agree that environmental sustainability and the future of the earth is important. However, it can be hard to maintain an ongoing approach to sustainability. Especially when sustainability measures cost more than the unsustainable alternatives, it’s tempting for businesses to default to non-sustainable measures.
Even for businesses that are committed to sustainability, it needs to be about more than just getting a green logo or certification or paying lip service to environmental practices.
Sustainable printing seems like an oxymoron
Printing, by definition, requires resources that aren’t traditionally environmentally-friendly.
Despite many business owners’ best intentions, the paperless office never really eventuated. While we’ve certainly reduced the amount of paper we use in the workplace, printing remains an unavoidable part of doing business.
If you’re looking to minimise your environmental impact, you may worry about the cost of printing from energy usage to paper and ink usage. Sustainable printing and paper is possible.
How to achieve sustainable printing;
There are three key steps you can take to achieve sustainable printing:
1. Choose recycled paper.
2. Select a printer with strong environmental credentials.
3. Implement strong print governance and culture around sustainable printing.