The use of paper in offices for printing, copying, and other purposes consumes valuable natural resources, pollutes the environment, and costs organizations money. Fortunately, these environmental and economic costs can be reduced by taking steps to decrease the amount of paper used in the workplace. Although it may not be possible for all companies to become completely paperless, using less paper is a goal that can be achieved with the proper knowledge and actions. This session is intended for all employees.
At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
- Define the key terms “conservation” and “sustainability.”
- Recognize the environmental costs of paper production and waste and, therefore, the importance of using less paper.
- Identify the benefits of a paperless office.
- Strategize ways to save paper at the office.