10 ways Life Green Group is using less paper


 What's with all the paper? We're in the business of planting trees not cutting them down!

 Life Landscapes, a division of Life Green Group, is making a concerted effort to use less paper in the office; after all we are in the business of planting trees not cutting them down. Here is how the six divisions of Life Green Group are using less paper in our day-to-day running of the office.

1 – Using QR Codes more, and business cards less. 

Life Green Group management and sales teams are now relying more on QR codes and QR code scanners; therefore we print fewer business cards. This not only saves us money but make us feel better the amount of paper we are printing.

Technology offers us many solutions to use less paper

 2 – Shifting focus to digital marketing. 

We are focusing heavily on digital marketing and have been putting a lot of effort into our blogs, Facebook page, Linked In account and are choosing to advertise in online magazines and with Google Adwords.

 3 – Clients reports are done online. 

Our Area Managers use project management software to report to clients online.

 4 – Invoicing and quoting are online.

All quotes and invoices are emailed digitally rather than by snail mail.

Rather submit tenders online

 5 – Submitting tenders online.

Life Landscapes Installations and maintenance are starting to notice that clients are asking for us to submit tenders online This is not only stops us printing but saves us petrol, time and money.

 6 – Using iPads for digital reports.

Life Indoors is getting iPad savvy! The Life Indoors managers will be using iPads instead of clipboards to submit their site audits.

 When we do have to print then this is what we encourage our employees to do the following:

An IPad is a great alternative

 7 – Printing double-sided.

So you only use half the amount of paper!

 8 – Grayscale Printing.

This means you use less ink so we don't have to replaces ink cartridges. Greyscaling means you only use ink from the black ink cartridge.

 9 – Only printing Current Page.

Firstly, we only print when absolute necessary but instead of printing the entire email we just select the option to print Current Page.

There is use for your old paper – composting

 10 – Composting shredded paper.

Office paper is shredded and added to Life & Earth's worm farms and our In-Vessel Compost machines along with the food waste from the office.

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