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Office Waste


Follow our simple tips to help reduce office paper waste to landfill.



Prevention

- Select appropriate software use in order to send internal and external correspondence electronically.

- Store files electronically on your computer, shared server, disk or device.

- When editing documents on your computer make use of print preview, use small font and set narrow margins.

Reduce

- When printing use both sides of the paper, photocopiers can be set to print on both sides by default.

- Ensure printer and copiers by default return to single copy printing after use.

- Keep mailing lists up to date to avoid duplication and unwanted correspondence.

Re-use

- Reuse scrap paper as notepaper.

- Envelopes can be reused for internal post.

Recycle

- Join an office paper recycling scheme.

- Provide office paper receptacles around the office and encourage staff to segregate their paper waste.

- Only purchase recycled paper products to help support the market for paper recycled goods.

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