Office electronics

10 ways to Green Your Office electronics

Keep things running smooth and greenly by opting for energy-saving, waste-reducing electronic office necessities.

  1. Choose ENERGY STAR products

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    Available for copiers, printers, computers, monitors, and much more, the ENERGY STAR label ensures you'll save electricity when your electronics are on, and when they're idle.

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  2. Opt for a computer lease plan

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    Solve your e-waste and computer upgrade problems with this green computer option that may also reduce computer costs in the long run, and a lot of hassle, too.

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  3. Buy a laptop instead of a desktop

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    Laptops use 80 to 90 percent less energy than desktops, so they'll cut your energy bill a fair chunk.

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  4. Purchase a duplex copier

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    These eco-friendly machines cut paper use by 30 to 35 percent!

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  5. Purchase a duplex printer

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    Like, duplex copiers, personal printers equipped with duplexing trays will significantly reduce your overall paper consumption.

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  6. Use ink cartridge refills or remanufactured cartridges

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    Using remanufactured cartridges reduces your garbage and saves resources, too. And since the quality's up and the price is down, what more do you want?

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  7. Adjust computer power settings to save energy

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    You can reduce up to 60-80 percent of your computers energy usage during normal operations and save from $25 - $75 per year per machine by enabling the power management feature.

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  8. Donate your old computer to charity

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    Help out a local school or non-profit organization by donating your used computers for their use.

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  9. Recycle office e-waste

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    Don’t send your old computers, printers, copiers, wireless devices, and cartridges to landfills where they'll poison ground water and soil—donate and recycle instead!

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  10. Buy EPEAT computers

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    Get a medal-worthy, eco-friendly laptop or desktop the next time you're in the market. EPEAT computers are made more eco-friendly from start to finish.

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Comments

05/09/2009
8:47pm
crazy for chocolate

awsome tips...bummer that somo ppl dont use them...but I did,am, and will!!

05/09/2009
8:47pm
crazy for chocolate

ur awsome!!!

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