On average, a single office prints 10,000 sheets of paper every year—per employee. That’s adds up to be a pretty very tall tree. And yet, the paper is only the beginning.
Two billion ink cartridges end up in landfills—every single year. That’s along with hundreds of millions more laser cartridges and the 3.8 litres of fuel used to produce a laser cartridge.
We can’t eliminate printer waste completely. Not yet. But we can drastically reduce the printing waste. And we promise to keep helping you integrate the latest eco-friendly printer innovations into your office.
Sound fair? Keep reading to see how eco-friendly printers can help you create a more sustainable workplace.
Copysonic offers eco-friendly refurbished printers and multifunctional devices. Call us now on 1300 159 815.
How eco-friendly printers help you create a sustainable workspace
1. Refillable tanks
As over two billion ink cartridges and hundreds of millions of ink cartridges end up in landfill each year, the impact of any eco-friendly innovations would be immense.
When Epson developed the refillable EcoTank, they drastically cut down the number of cartridges being used. The refillable system requires around 30 fewer cartridges per year—per employee.
The environmental impact here is most important. However, it’s worth noting that the need to change fewer cartridges also creates a smoother workflow, with fewer interruptions.
You can learn more about Epson printers here.
2. Automate eco-friendly controls
It’s not only the hardware innovations that produce eco-friendly printers, software controls also play a part. By automating controls you can reduce paper and toner waste.
For example, Xerox developed their Earth Smart settings, which let you automatically disable banner pages, print sample sets before the entire print job, and utilise double-sided printing. Investigate the range of eco-friendly Xerox printers.
3. Multifunctional printers
Running four separate devices to print, scan, fax, and photocopy was once an office standard. Now it’s a waste. When multifunction printers do the work of four machines in one, the energy savings help create a more sustainable workplace.
As a bonus, you’ll get a decluttered office with extra space to use. It may be worth your organisation adopting the new eco-friendly standard of multifunctional printers.
4. Hardware recycling
Offices across Australia have built excellent habits to recycle paper. This has a huge impact. Still, we can have an even greater impact on the environment by recycling our printer parts as well.
Naturally, the entire range of printers from Copysonic can be recycled as the brands we work with run easy-to-use hardware recycling programs.
5. Efficient airflow
Efficient airflow? But it’s a printer — not an aeroplane, right? It’s surprising to many, but the internal workings of a printer significantly affect how environmentally friendly a printer is.
Along with their ‘Brother Earth’ program, Brother Printers invested in research and development to produce more eco-friendly printers.
One innovation they’ve made is a more efficient airflow system. It helps make it more efficient to reduce energy consumption, while the increased durability increases longevity.
You can explore the range of Brother printers and photocopiers.
6. Used printers and photocopiers
Businesses upgrade devices, but did you know that 95% of older model printers and photocopiers are in perfect working order? These functioning printers sit unused in a warehouse., which are neither a best-practice for the company's bottom line, or the environment.
However, you might be worried about the quality of a used printer. It doesn’t make either economic or environmental sense if the printer is faulty.
That’s why every single used printer from Copysonic is tried, tested, and refurbished by our expert technicians. As always, our ongoing support is a given.
And you’ll be doing more than creating a sustainable workplace. Compared to brand new printers, refurbished printers can save you up to 50%.
Interested? Read more about refurbished printers and photocopiers.
We all work hard to create a sustainable workplace. Australian businesses are leading the way by recycling their paper, using LED lights, and eliminating unnecessary waste.
Still, it’s almost impossible to create a paper-free environment. So eco-friendly printing remains a critical component of building a sustainable workspace.