Making Sustainable Choices
There are also a number of other steps reprographers can take to improve their own sustainability efforts. This includes replacing fluorescent bulbs with LED lighting, upgrading thermostat controllers to minimize energy use, replacing plastic product bags with biodegradable wrapping, and implementing recycling programs for paper, cardboard, cans and bottles.
Reprographers can also continue their sustainability efforts outside of their facilities by reducing the environmental impact of their travel. Some reprographers are switching their fleets to hybrid vehicles as well as establishing programs to incentivize employees to use more sustainable transportation methods when commuting to work such as carpooling, taking public transit and walking or biking.
Green Business is Good Business
Sustainability continues to become an increasing integral part of company cultures and operations. Reprographers that understand the mindset and sustainability goals of their customers are in a position to grow their own businesses while also promoting sustainable business practices. To support these initiatives and position themselves to serve the ever-growing group of companies that are making sustainability a part of their businesses, reprographers should work with manufacturers that offer wide format printing solutions and media that encourage and enable sustainable business practices.