Reducing the impact of your printing on the environment

Improving sustainability efforts is important for today’s modern business as we all seek to reduce our carbon footprint and take real action to protect our environment. At ion smart business solutions we take sustainability seriously and being a Ricoh Official Business Partner not only provides us with access to world-class products and services, it enables us to support and embrace Ricoh’s strong commitment to the environment.

In this blog we will share a few ways that you can reduce your business’s impact on the environment.

  1. Leverage digital printing solutions

We would all like to reduce the amount of paper in our lives. Modern multifunction printers make it easy to scan, store and share documents digitally, resulting in less printing and thereby minimising your organisation’s environmental footprint. Adopting digital printing solutions can streamline workflows, allowing easy access to documents and enabling efficient document distribution — saving you time and money.

  1. Use recycled printing consumables

By embracing recycling and opting to use recycled printing consumables you can reduce your overall printing expenditure, whilst also taking steps to help the planet. It’s a win-win! As a Ricoh Official Business Partner, the team at ion smart business solutions can help your business recycle consumables, machines and parts through Ricoh’s recycling programs. Additionally, when you choose to use recycled paper, you’re helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions that can contribute to climate change, minimising the impact your printing has on the environment. Another easy win is opting to use a thinner paper stock when printing, resulting in less paper consumption, making it an easy way to reduce your energy usage.

  1. Create a sustainable printing culture in your business

Reduce your printing consumption and drastically cut paper use by opting for double-sided printing and copying. This can easily be set up as a default setting on your devices. When using multifunction printers, it’s also easy for the team to use the scan to email function instead of printing and mailing hard copy documents. Take time to educate your team to think before printing and remind them that a simple change in habits can make it easy to adopt environmentally sustainable printing practices.

  1. Talk to a managed print solutions provider to make the right printer choice

A managed print solutions provider has the expertise to help you minimise your carbon footprint by making the right energy efficient printer choice – it’s what we do at ion smart business solutions!  Our team has tools available to help reduce both your environmental impact and your energy consumption. Our state-of-the-art reporting helps you monitor and reduce waste, cost complexity and CO2 to improve your environmental and sustainability credentials. Ricoh’s @Remote Green Reports allows users to track their carbon footprint by monitoring energy and paper use. Additionally, Ricoh’s Green Calculator compares estimates of your existing energy consumption across Ricoh and non-Ricoh devices, against new device options.

ion smart business solutions is one of Queensland’s fastest growing business solutions providers and can assist with all your business and workflow solutions. Whether it’s state-of-the-art photocopiers, printers and scanners, collaborative technology to improve efficiency or supporting seamless transition to better workflow and a paperless office, we have the right solution for your business.

If you want to know more about how we can customise a smart business solution for your organisation, contact the ion team on 1300 189 476 for an obligation free chat and we’ll come to you!