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Managing a Business

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Using Paper

You may not think of your business' paper use as an area to save energy, but it is. Paper manufacturers in the U.S. consume a significant amount of energy each year in the production of paper - not to mention the energy spent harvesting and shipping trees, and shipping paper products to your business. There are some simple steps you can follow to optimize your use of this valuable resource that will save money, reduce waste, protect our nation's forests and reduce energy consumption!

  • Use double-sided printing and copying
  • Distribute documents electronically instead of in hard copy when feasible
  • Select paper products with a high recycled content
  • Recycle as much of the paper products you use as possible

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