Products That Matter

Products That Matter

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March 9, 2017

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The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”
Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day

March 20th marks the official beginning of spring. Spring is synonymous with a new beginning, be it in season or spirit, personally or professionally. It is also a great time to do a little spring cleaning. Most people remember to give their homes a fresh sweep but they’ll forget their business.

Give your office breath of fresh air with products that products matter. It’s not what products you have, but how you use them. Sustainability is about more than just recycling. Check out these statistics from Forest Ethics.

Paper Consumption Statistics

  • The average American office worker is estimated to use a sheet of paper every 12 minutes—a ream per person every two and a half working weeks—and to dispose of 100-200 pounds of paper every year.
  • The number of pages consumed in U.S. offices is growing by about 20 percent each year.
  • The introduction of email into an organization resulted on average in a 40 percent increase in paper consumption.
  • A worldwide growth of 600 percent in printer accessibility between 1988 and 1993 is in part what contributes to this.
  • The U.S. is by far the world’s largest producer and consumer of paper.
  • U.S. paper consumption is over six times greater than the world average and about 25 percent greater than Japan, the world’s second largest per capita paper consumer.

So how can you help the environment without sacrificing your business?

Go Paperless

Tangibility may be the leading reason so many businesses use paper, but paper certainly needs a lot of space. Going digital is not the impossible feat that so many believe it to be, but it is a gradual process. Going digital just means that your office needs to put a process in place to make digitizing an easy process. Scan to the cloud or Google Drive to store your most important documents in one easy place.

Be Green in Atlanta

Office assessment, Managed Print Services, recycling and sustainable options; Better Office Systems really does it all. Ever day serves as a reminder that we only have one home and we should protect it. Sustainability and Going Green only requires some innovation, creative alternatives, and an open mind. Cut costs and become part of the solution, not part of the problem. Go Green and enjoy the quality you know, the workload you expect, and a lower carbon footprint.

 
 

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