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April 3, 2008 - Volume 40 Number 15
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Approximately 70 per cent of McGill's daily waste stream is recyclable paper – about 1,400 metric tonnes of it per year. There are a number of things you can do with paper before throwing it into the recycling bin, and ways to cut down on paper use – period.

  • Think twice before clicking "Print," especially for emails and Web pages.
  • Keep a scrap pile of used paper on your desk you can use for writing notes.
  • Make used paper notepads – McGill Printing Services will bind used paper into notepads for a minimal cost.
  • Photocopy both sides of a sheet. Most photocopiers, including the Canon copiers deployed by Ancillary Services in early 2004, can be set to print/copy double-sided by default.
  • 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 avoid confusion.
  • Opt into the electronic delivery of documents like pay stubs whenever it is offered.

McGill has had a paper use policy since September 2005. Read it here:

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