Paper

Paper is an excellent materials management topic; it’s completely ubiquitous and too often little-considered. Click the photos below to learn more about how to sustainably use paper.

There are always be times when paper is you best option. Our paper reduction toolkit can help you with everything else.

How You Can Contribute

  • When you use paper, take a second to stop and check if there’s a better alternative.
  • Whenever you print, make the font one size smaller. Reducing 11 point font to 10 can reduce paper consumption by 18%.
  • Use the ‘narrow’ margins in Microsoft Word, found under the ‘Page Layout’ tab. Alternatively, just decrease your margin size manually.
  • When you’re done with your printed documents, use blank sides as scrap paper and then recycle them.
  • Share our printable posters with your colleagues.

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