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# Double Sided Printing By Matthew Maggy

A green concept that saves green. Double Sided Printing By Matthew Maggy. How does this save money?. Suppose the average office prints 1,000 pieces of paper per day Double sided printing turns 1,000 pieces of paper into 500. (1,000/2 = 500) ‏

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## Double Sided Printing By Matthew Maggy

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1. A green concept that saves green. Double Sided PrintingBy Matthew Maggy

2. How does this save money? • Suppose the average office prints 1,000 pieces of paper per day • Double sided printing turns 1,000 pieces of paper into 500. (1,000/2 = 500)‏ • Assume the price of a 500 sheet package of copier paper is \$4.95. Before double sided printing a day's printing in an office costs 9.90 (\$4.95 x 2 = \$9.90). • Multiply the one sided printing number by 30 departments (\$9.90 x 30 = \$297) and you have \$600 spent on printing. • Double sided printing will cut this cost in half (\$297/2 = \$148.50)‏

3. Perspective • Assume that the average Washoe County Worker gets paid \$50,000/year. • Assume that worker works 238 paid days per year. • \$50,000/238 = \$210.08. With a \$148.50 savings per day due to double sided printing, this covers 66% of an employees wage for a day. • Over the year, assuming each office is running for 238 days per year. This is a savings of \$35,348/year. (238x \$148.50 = \$35,348)‏ • This is the yearly salary of at least one person who works in that department. • Every bit counts. Little cuts here and there ‏ will add up.

4. Environmental Benefit • Saving paper saves trees. • Without trees to absorb carbon dioxide and turn it to pure oxygen, the carbon drifts to the ozone layer contributing to global warming. • Save money and help stop global warming!

5. Implementation • The simplest way is to tell employees to print double sided. Simply go to “options” at the printer screen and choose to print on both sides. When the first side is printed on a series of papers, simply reinsert the papers the way they came out of the printer and it will print on the other side. This can be done by a memo and a simple demonstration. Also, a sheet of paper by each desk showing the steps will allow people to have a visual. • Another way to implement this is when it comes time to buy new printers (every 5 years), buy ones that print double sided (they have been out for a while, just make sure employees choose this option.

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