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Department of Homeland Security

Saving Money While Saving Trees & Energy

As an Import Specialist I deal with a tremendous amount of paper everyday. We keep paper files and copies of everything we do for future reference. Not only does this use up a TON on paper, it takes up a ton of space. My idea is a simple one. Create digital copies instead of hard ones. Instead of making copies and filing our finished work, we can scan our finished work and save digital copies. Doing this will not only save space, it will save money. Not only will money be saved on the purchase of paper, it will be saved on the energy (electricity) spent operating copiers, money spent on copier repairs and copier replacements. It costs hundreds of dollars less to replace a desktop scanner than it does to replace an office copier machine.

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Idea No. 10493