Green Printing Software Solution
Green printing software helps the environment by giving you more from your cartridges
At this day and age, as information flow is growing faster, the human society's tendency to print is not diminishing, but rather increasing. Since printing bears a heavy environmental cost, which is related to both consumption of paper and the environmental footprint of print consumables, a solution is needed. The solution should not try to change the printing increase trend, but suggests means to alleviate its impact on the environment.
Read Preton white paper: Environmental issues associated with toner and ink usage
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. This white paper examines the environmental impact of toner and ink usage. It also examines how PretonSaver addresses the various environmental issues arising from the increased printing.
Did You Know?
- GHGs (green house gases) emissions from manufacturing a single mono toner cartridge have been calculated to approximately 4.8 Kg CO2; per
- Each year over 350 million cartridges are thrown out to landfills.
- By 2012 500 million laser cartridges and 1.8 Billion ink cartridges will be dumped in landfills.
- Each cartridge becomes 3.5 pounds of solid waste sitting in a landfill and can take up to 450 to 1000 years to decompose.
- Each ton of office paper, during its complete life cycle, emits the equivalent of 6.3 tons of CO2 in GHGs.
- World demand for paper is expected to grow by 2.1% per year until 2020.
- Tree "harvesting" for the pulp industry accounts for over 42% of logged trees.
- It takes 12-24 trees to manufacture one ton of paper, resulting in an average of 18 trees cut down for every 10 employees per year.
- An Average employee prints 6 wasteful pages per day, that's 1,410 wasted pages per year for a total of $84.6
- In 2004 the United States used 8 million tons of office paper, that’s the equivalent of 178 million trees!
- Global paper products consumption has tripled over the past three decades and is expected to grow by half again before 2010.
- The U.S. pulp and paper industry is the second largest consumer of energy and uses more water to produce a ton of product than any other industry.
- Production of 1 ton of copy paper uses 11,134 kWh (same amount of energy used by an avg household in 10 months.
- Production of 1 ton of copy paper produces 2,278 lb of solid waste.