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Paper Use Facts & Figures

Some facts & figures about current printing in our sites:

  • Users in IT-User Services computing sites used 2.3 million sheets of paper during the 2001 fall semester. That amount is up almost 400,000 sheets from the fall of 2000.
  • 30% increase in costs of consumables from 1999-2000 and 2000-2001.
  • 6.2 million pages printed from 2001-2002.
  • Approximately 25% of the paper use was unnecessary (wasted).

Although printing is necessary, unfortunately a lot of waste is generated—on an average week in the Smith Hall computing site, 120 pounds of paper ends up in the recycling bins. That's 12,000 sheets of paper per week—an equivalent of 600,000 sheets of paper per year, which equals approximately one quarter of the total (2.3 million sheets) printed per semester!

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