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Cost to implement
Minimal if current printer fleet is capable of doing duplex printing.
At Norton Rose, changing to duplex printing as a default led to a reduction in paper consumption of 30 – 40%. This equates to a cost saving of approx $100,000.
Reduced waste, particularly confidential waste
Reduced paper consumption, reduced waste production, reduced electricity consumption
Behavioural change, acceptance.
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Prepared by Kelvin O'Connor,
Henry Davis York
$ Nil (the printer fleet replacement was under contract)
$72,000 p.a. (in paper usage)
7.9 tonnes of CO2per year
Over 20,000 reams of paper per year
33% reduction in electricity consumption
Staff engagement, procurement
Minimal: purchasing fridge magnets and printing and laminating posters
Using 5 - 10% less paper, actual cost depends on size of firm and procurement.
2.5 reams of paper per staff member per year (which does not just mean less trees, but also less water, electricity and emissions related to paper production)
Communication, staff engagement
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