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6 ways to reduce paper consumption at your office

22nd July 2022

Are you looking for ways to reduce paper usage in your workspace? Paper waste is a big issue in the corporate world, and if you can reduce paper waste in the workplace, you can have a positive impact on the environment.

At Rescript, we strongly endorse alternatives to virgin copier paper. Let’s take a look at some of the options that you can explore to help lower your business carbon footprint.

1. Re-think printing

If you are wondering how to reduce paper waste in the office, printing less is the obvious choice. Printing daily or weekly agendas have become normalized in many large offices. If you really think about it, how often are these leaflets read by a single person? You’ll find that most are left in the room or thrown away.

2. Take notes digitally

If you’re a note-taker, there are some great online alternatives out there that enable you to work without pen and paper, and it’s a simple way to reduce paper wastage.

We like the simplicity of the functions of Notion, the ability to use it across multiple devices, and how widely used it is. Collaborating on or sharing notes between teams is easy. If you’re looking for an app that feels more like a paper notebook, Microsoft Onenote is great. You can store your notes in ‘books’, colour code them and easily organise everything. Google Keep is great for use in meetings as it has the ability to create photo or voice notes. If technology is not for you and you still prefer the feeling of taking notes with pen and paper, we highly recommend our very own notebooks and journals.

3. Use cloud storage for your files

Many businesses are adopting online file storage programs. Google Drive is widely used, because you can store multiple formats, edit online using familiar formatting functions, and share documents or folders with your team or a single person.

4. Use the hot-desk system

It can be a bit of an adjustment initially, but hot desking is actually a great way to keep paper use to a minimum. It’s much harder to amass a collection of waste papers if you might be sitting in a different seat each day. So it’s a good idea to consider hot-desking if you want to give your team the motivation to reduce paper waste.

5. Establish workplace recycling

Even if you’re a paperless office,  there will always be paper products in need of proper disposal, and there are waste paper recycling bins accessible for this. To minimise recyclables being thrown into the garbage, we don’t have personal bins.

For all your paper needs, we’ve got you covered. At Rescript, we manufacture everything that an office might need in an environmentally friendly way, so that you never have to worry about your office contributing to environmental pollution.

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