Toner Cartridges Help University Cut Printing Costs

2011-02-24 09:09:48

Published on 2011-02-24 09:09:48

Using recycled toner cartridges has helped an Australian university save around £1 million after it implemented eco-friendly printing solutions.

The University of New South Wales (UNSW), which has nearly 40,000 students, integrated its print and mail operations into one single centre, called P3, FutureGov Asia Pacific reports.a

In an effort to lower the carbon footprint of the school, the university has started to use recycled toner cartridges, completely recycled paper and environmentally-friendly printers.

UNSW's collective student population produce, on average, a staggering 668,000 printed documents every day.

Jenny Denman, head of UNSW's facilities management, told FutureGov Asia Pacific: "P3 was designed according to workflow: starting from receipt of jobs, to digitisation of hardcopy, printing to any connected printers, then followed by finishing and binding."

Recently, technology firm Ultraspeed said environmentally-friendly office equipment in the workplace is set to become more widespread, as employees will increasingly demand it of their managers.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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