Even though paper is recyclable, it takes an enormous amount of energy and water to produce. Much of it ends up in landfill. Not only is this unsustainable, but it is also expensive. What’s more, much of this printing is unnecessary and can be avoided!
Where companies often struggle is reducing print costs, communicating environmental savings and uniting the workforce to encourage change.
The Print Awareness Tool helps to solve these challenges.
In many cases what is needed is a cultural change - a shift in the mindset of users to encourage them to print less, or at the very least to encourage people to ‘think before they print’.
The Print Awareness Tool uses the principles of ‘gamification’ to appeal to peoples’ competitive instinct. This actively encourages the desired change in user behaviour.
The tool uses a simple graphical interface to show users their print history, key stats and how they compare with their peer group, their department and the entire organisation.
A flower graphic provides simple, ‘at a glance’ feedback on how they’re doing that month – as they print, the petals fall away. Finally, helpful hints suggest ways people could change their behaviour further.
The tool could be an integral part of your organisation’s overall environmental initiative.