Managed Print Services, Sustainability

4 Ways Managed Print Services Support Sustainability For Your Business

November 17, 2022
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The environmental benefits of managed print services (MPS) get more attention every year. Advances in toner chemistry, recyclable parts, sustainable manufacturing, and more have made printers the partners of business in achievable sustainability strategies. 

One of the often missed pieces of business sustainability can be something as simple as a robust recycling program to contribute to environmental initiatives at your company. With managed print services, the environmental focus is not just recycling, but making sure printers are utilized correctly with minimal paper waste.

If you have a managed print program in place, or are considering the strategy, you might wonder how sustainability fits into the picture. With advances in printer technology, there are now more options for reducing the environmental impact of MPS. In this article, we share ways to incorporate sustainability into your managed print program.

How an MPS Partner Adds to Business Sustainability Initiatives

A good managed print provider will use tactics like these to bring more sustainability into your overall print program. 

1. Evaluate your paper usage. One of the easiest ways to reduce your environmental impact is to simply consume less paper. An MPS provider uses software and data collection tools for a close look at your paper usage and can identify where you can cut back. You may be surprised by how much paper (and money) you save simply by making small changes, such as double-sided printing or sending documents electronically instead of printing them out.

2. Recycle toner cartridges. Most toner cartridges can be recycled, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to reduce waste. Many office supply stores offer recycling programs for used toner cartridges, so it's easy to do your part for the environment. But a managed print partner, like ManagedPrint, can take that chore off your plate.

3. Choose energy-efficient printers. When shopping for new printers, ask your MPS partner to look for ENERGY STAR-certified models. These printers use less energy than traditional models, which saves money on energy bills, and reduces your carbon footprint.

4. Implement a printer usage policy. Encourage employees to print only when it's necessary by implementing company-wide printer usage policies. (Print management software can help!) This reduces paper waste and unnecessary printing, which saves both money and resources.

The Environment Benefits from Managed Print Services

With these four practices, we can easily incorporate sustainability into your managed print program. By doing so, you'll not only be helping the environment but also saving money and resources in the long run.

A no-obligation print assessment is the best way to start. Contact us today to schedule yours.