Sustainability Tip of the Week
Printer and Copier Paper
Awhile back I told you how you can set up your computer to print documents double-sided. Now let’s talk about paper. What kind of paper do you use? Not that foo-foo glossy stuff, I hope.
Most of the paper used here has some post-consumer content. That means that the paper that you recycle has found a home in the paper that you are using for your next print job. Pretty cool, eh? Many locations are using the Boise-Cascade paper in the blue/green wrapper, which has 30 percent post-consumer content. According to Carla Kobza, who runs the program that supplies the big combo printer/copier/scanner/faxers, all of these machines can use paper that’s 100 percent post-consumer content, which has the brown wrapper. It’s only a few cents more a ream, works just fine (our office uses it virtually exclusively), and it promotes recycling by creating a market for recycled paper.
Next time you need a case of printer/copy printer, fire up the Office Max site, and enter P1054922-CTN for Boise Aspen 100 Multi-use paper.
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