Environmental statement

Print and document production isn't going away anytime soon.This is a reality. It remains a part of daily life for most businesses and organisations.

Even so, we all have a duty to print responsibly. At Zerographic then, rather than aiming to eradicate document systems, we strategise to streamline them.

Sustainable office printing

An unmanaged print setup leaves a huge imprint on the environment. We therefore strive to optimise our customers’ office print setups.

In doing so, we generate cost savings and operational efficiencies for business. This in turn reduces waste and carbon footprints.

The true environmental impact of a print often hides in the nooks and crannies of an office, so let’s pull a few typical issues from the shadows.

The environmental problem:

  • The average office employee consumes 10,000 pages of paper every year
  • It takes 60% of a tree to make a case of paper
  • Each office worker consumes approximately 1.2 trees per year
  • Printers and copiers consume a large amount of electricity as they utilise heat during the print process to fuse the toner to the paper
  • The average printer cartridge takes 3 quarts of oil to produce
  • If it is not recycled, it takes over 1,000 years for the cartridge to decompose in a landfill

For every problem, there’s a print management solution. So here’s a few typical steps we might take to reduce your carbon footprint.

The environmental solution:

  • Proactively managing your printer fleet means we can implement strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of your company
  • Xerox multifunction printers reduce energy usage by bringing together the functions of multiple products into one machine
  • Around 50% less energy is consumed by one multifunction printer compared to the combined annual consumption of the separate products it replaces
  • Reducing paper usage reduces the amount of trees consumed and helps offset the rising cost of printer paper
  • There are several practical ways to reduce paper usage including: a) leveraging duplex or two-sided printing to cut paper usage b) blending electronic solutions to offset the price of print
  • Introducing power-saving measures to put systems in standby mode during slow usage times reduces electrical consumption
  • Fleet optimisation can be used to consolidate redundant devices, further cutting back electrical usage and costs
  • A policy of free cartridge recycling for all customers

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Zeroing in on managed print:

  • Introduce green print policies such as automatic duplex printing
  • Implement a strategy to eliminate unnecessary office printing
  • Reduce the number of printing devices to impact on power consumption and waste reduction
  • Reduce your carbon footprint with new environmentally friendly equipment
  • Slash paper usage
  • Streamline the recycling and end-of-life disposal of hardware and cartridges

We are committed to protecting and preserving the environment. We do this by introducing responsible print and document management systems which reduce costs and carbon emissions.

-Zerographic Managing Director, Kevin Corbett

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