Top Ten Tips for Low-Carbon Office Documents

Simple tips to save both energy and money

  1. Never print something just to read it once.  
  2. Always use the “print preview” function to ensure a document looks right before printing.
  3. Reduce the size of the font (or images) rather than letting just a few lines run on to a second page.
  4. Always print double-sided.
  5. For internal documents, consider printing several sheets to a page.
  6. Only print the page(s) you need, not the entire document
  7. If you’re printing multiple copies of a document, proof-read one copy before printing the rest.
  8. Only print the number of copies you actually need.
  9. Scan and email documents rather than send a hard copy.
  10. Always turn off your printer at the end of the day.

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