I would recommend that all routine/non-essential printing default to a font such as 'ECO Font' which looks like a normal font but uses approximately 50% less ink. It does this by printing microscopic holes in each letter printed that are really not noticeable to the naked eye. This would result in savings of millions of dollars by reducing by 50% the number of replacement ink carterages purchased by all the D/As.
Office printers should default to double-sided printing. Too often large documents needed for internal purposes are sent to the printer resulting in the wasting huge amounts of paper. This would significantly reduce the amount of paper used/purchased and result in a much greener workplace.
No matter how ingenious the paperless idea --- unless employees are rewarded for compliance --- Joe Q. Government will continue to print out his emails...
So, reward good old Joe Q.'s paperless compliance with promotion points.
Track Joe G’s printing --- i.e. every time he prints, his "print number" goes up. During employee evaluations, this “print number” is scored and used as a criteria for evaluation.... more »