Internal Memo wrote:Ecology - Finance 101
Did you know what it costs to print a page? I’ll wager that it’s a lot more than you might think!
Elsevier is committed to migrate much of the print volume to the Canon multi-function devices (copier, printer, e-copy) when possible. It is less expensive and far more ecologically sound.
- - How many nickels and dimes did you spend today?
- Do you use an ink-jet printer? The cost per page is from 6.3 to 9.4¢ for black & white and from 47¢ to $1.20 for color!
- Do you use an HP laser-jet 4, 4N, or 5? The cost per page is from 4.2 to 7.8¢.
- If you use the Canon devices, the cost is between 1.5 and 1.8¢.
Here's the best part:
Using the Canon device also allows you make appropriate use of the duplex mode (to print on both sides) and you halve your paper consumption.
The St Louis site consumes over 25,000,000 pages a year for copiers and printers.
- - How many trees could have been saved today?
Although recycling is important, reducing the wasteful consumption has a more immediate and more significant impact.
Here's where the hypocrisy sets in. If you look up Elsevier (or Reed-Elsevier), you'll see that we are the world's largest publisher of medical and scientific books, journals, and other literature. Yet here they are telling us to consume less paper because "we're killing the trees."
Ok, if it's not funny to you, I apologize. But you have to admit that it is pretty hypocritical of a publishing company to tell people not to waste paper by printing too much. I was rolling when one of my co-workers pointed this out to me.