Reduce your paper trail
environmental review showed that some 70 per cent of the university's daily
waste stream is recyclable paper – an equivalent of 1,400 metric tons of
paper per year. While many people are quick to toss used paper into their
recycling bin, they aren't always aware of other simple tricks to reduce
paper consumption even more.
- Photocopy on both sides. Whenever you can, photocopy your work on both
sides. For added convenience, the Canon copiers deployed by Ancillary
Services in early 2004 can be set to print/copy double-sided by default (Go
for instructions on how to fix the settings of your Canon photocopier).
- Print on used paper. Laser printers can be fed with unwrinkled paper that
has already been printed on one side. Make a diagonal pen strike across the
previously printed side of the paper to ensure minimal confusion.
- Write on used paper. Create a scrap paper pile for writing paper. Make
used paper notepads – McGill Printing Services will bind used paper into
notepads for minimal cost.
- Only print emails and other documents if absolutely necessary. Faxes are
quickly going the way of the dodo – email information in lieu of faxing when