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How going green for offices varies from country to country

Going green is about increasing sustainability in energy and resource consumption and decreasing waste or moving to a zero-waste lifestyle.

Because of cultural and economic differences, some countries find it easier to go green.

Let’s take a look at how offices are adopting green practices and what those sustainable levels look like around the world..

Moving toward a zero waste lifestyle

It can seem like not a day passes by without more bad news concerning the environment.

In the face of such huge reported problems, it’s easy to feel helpless and be discouraged. But there’s an effective approach that everyone can take to reduce their impact on the planet’s resources, and it involves working toward a zero-waste lifestyle.

How many trees has PaperCut saved?

PaperCut offers more than print management. We’re in the business of saving trees. We’ve been at it for 22 years now.

To date, over 112 million users in 186 countries are reducing their paper wastage with our software. Business is good.

How many trees have we actually saved? We happen to have data. Sort of… There’s quite a caveat on that front.

6 reasons why PaperCut loves trees!

We care about trees at PaperCut. We often say our true customers are the forests of the world.

You can add this blog to dozens we’ve written about how much we love trees. But why exactly?

We all know trees are important but do you really know all the amazing things trees do for our climate and world?

Tech geeks, trains, and activists

In November 2019, one of our resident IT geeks, Alec Clews, was invited to speak at the Write the Docs conference in Sydney, Australia.

Business as usual.

But this time, there was a twist. Alec had a particular request.

Embracing the 50th Earth Day as a turning point

What a world we find ourselves in for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

One good thing out of this lockdown is the good it’s doing the Earth. Less pollution, lower oil consumption, clearer skies.

But that doesn’t mean the fight is over.

Office wars: paperless vs lesspaper

Science fiction has made a lot of promises that reality has only half fulfilled.

Flying cars, AI capable of interstellar travel, hoverboards.

Perhaps the lowest bar to clear was the “paperless office”.

Yet it’s now 2020 and we’re still printing.

PaperCut, dating apps, and 5 ways to cut waste in your printing

Dating app Hinge proudly claims to be the one app “designed to be deleted.” Swipe, find love, never use again.

Funnily enough, PaperCut is a little like the Hinge of printing – a tool designed to reduce the very thing it relies on: paper use.

Discover 5 swipe-worthy ways to print sustainably with PaperCut.

PaperCut sustainability year in review

The PaperCut Portland Green team had a big year reaching Silver Certification status!

One of our goals this year was to check out and attend an event hosted by the Corporate Sustainability Collaborative. I finally made that happen last week!

Sustainability at Work, the PaperCut way

After successfully introducing composting into PaperCut’s Portland office, Julie Gefroh decided to take the company’s sustainability efforts to the next level.

Fortunately, sustainability at work is something the City of Portland is very, VERY passionate about.

Getting PaperCut ‘n’ crafty with our paper recycling

Once upon a time, a recycling bin sat in the corner, gorging itself on unwanted printouts. After the installation of PaperCut MF, it was used sparingly. A very good thing.

I thought I’d give these scraps a second chance at life in the following daggy but practical uses for reusing paper in the office.

Does PaperCut really have a positive effect on the environment?

A support ticket came through today. Nothing unusual about that – we often hear from customers looking to solve their unique problems. This one was different, though. It got me thinking about PaperCut’s impact on the environment.

I wanted to explain to him some of what we, as a company, mean when we talk about the environment. I thought I’d share my reply.

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