Even the most “paperless” office is still drowning in it. These strategies save a few trees — and more.
So you have recycling bins all over the office. Maybe employees even copy on both sides of the page for all “non-official” reports. Smart moves, for sure.
But you’re probably still spending too much on paper.
Forget the “go green” movement — from a purely cost-cutting stance it’s smart to reduce the amount of paper your company uses in a given day.
These three strategies have saved your peers as much as 50% off their paper expenses:
- Seek out hidden costs. Check the restrooms and the break room — disposable hand towels add up fast. By specifying recycled materials, you stand to save around 10%.
- Go mid-grade in Marketing. This switch for brochures, pamphlets, etc., can make a huge difference in how much you pay. Insider tip: Use varnishes for a much cheaper price with fancy-shmancy effects.
- Present the numbers. Odds are few employees think about — or even have an idea — how much that 8×11 sheet or paper towel costs your organization. Why not put that out there? A few strategically-placed reality checks (near the wastepaper basket, over the paper towel receptacle) may make people think twice before they take more than they need. You’ll appeal to both the environmentally-minded and the cost-conscious members of your workforce.