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Facts About Paper

There are some surprising facts about the amount of paper that is used within the average office in today’s world. Would you have guessed that the average office employee prints roughly 10,000 pages per year? That is an amazing amount of paper, especially considering that upwards of 20% of it is never used. That equals just under 2,000 sheets per year are printed needlessly, per employee. Here are some more surprising facts about paper use:

  • Three tons of wood are necessary to produce one ton of printer paper
  • One tree that is fifteen years old will produce ½ of a box of printer paper
  • An estimated 4281 acres of rainforest are lost every hour in the world
  • Upwards of 80% of the world’s original old growth forests have been logged

These numbers are staggering. These numbers are only going to increase as offices across the world need for paper increases. If every office did their part to decrease their printing expenditure, there would be a significantly reduced need to destroy the forests of the world.

The benefits of properly managing your printing environment extend past the cutting costs within your office. If you would like to learn more about how you can reduce the printing expenditure in our office, contact us today.

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