You Can Save Money By Saving the Environment [Niche]

You Can Save Money By Saving the Environment [Niche]


"Going Green" does not mean higher costs for your business. Implementing sustainable business practices will not only be better for the environment, it can also be better for your bottom line.

Here are some ways you may be able to do both:

Buy In Bulk

Buying your groceries in bulk saves on the per-unit cost and reduces waste by using less packaging. Keep the same principle in mind when you buy supplies like toner or recycled paper. Look for the words "high-efficiency" or "high-capacity" to denote bulk-sized items that lower your per-print or per-unit cost.

Return Toner Bottles and Cartridges for Recycling

Available recycling programs has kept millions of used supplies out of landfills. Xerox Green World Allianceoffers this program. You can also find pre-paid UPS shipping labels to send back your used supplies.

Replace Stand-Alone Devices w/ MFPs (Multiple Function Printers)

Instead of buying several individual fax machines or printers, buy one product that can print, copy, scan and fax. You'll save money by purchasing supplies for only one device instead of several. You'll also cut energy use you would have used to power separate components.

Install Energy-Saving Products

ENERGY STAR compliant printers and multifunction printers allow you to save money on energy bills. ENERGY STAR should be enabled before you start using the equipment. Xerox, for example, offers products that can learn your company's usage patterns and automatically adjust between power saving and ready modes to help conserve energy.

Preview Before You Print

Use the Print Preview feature to avoid printing unwanted pages. Some examples of typical waste characteristics are: pages with just a URL, banner ads, logos or legal jargon. Using print preview allows you to catch these before you print.

Duplex Print and Copy

Using both sides of a page is the best way to reduce paper use. Double-sided printing is available on plenty of products.

Use Recycled Paper / Recycle Used Paper

Recycling paper fiber saves trees, energy, water and chemicals. Keeping a recycling box at each desk makes it easy to collect used paper. 

Use Scanning to Enable Digital Workflows

Multifunction printers can be your fast access to turning paper files into electronic ones. Document scanning makes them easy to archive, share, email and retrieve. This saves time spent searching for information, and saves money by reducing paper document warehousing or storage costs. With scanned documents, you can also distribute information electronically instead of hard copies.


Look For Trade-in Offers

Turn in your old device for cash toward a new printer or multifunction printer. The MPS Group can dispose of your old device properly or re-manufacture the parts to reduce waste. Contact The MPS Group for more information on trade-in offers.


Learn more at www.xerox.com/environment.


If you or a business partner are currently looking into saving money with eco-friendly business practices and would like more information on our products and services, please contact Daniel Cantu or James Thomas at The MPS Group:
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