Issue 07 – Editors Comment:
According to Kyocera’s latest Sustainability survey, office workers printed 40% fewer pages last year – the first fall since the survey began in 2007. This is impressive, but not unexpected: indeed, it’s more surprising that this is the first time a fall has been registered. After all, it is in the interests of everyone (bar printer and paper suppliers) to use less paper.
Cutting print volumes, often through managed print services, is popular because it it is at heart a cost cutting measure that also looks good from a CSR perspective. In time the same could be true of renewable energy projects that, according to the Carbon Trust (see story to right), have an average return on investment of more than 10%. The Government’s proposal to slash Feed-in-Tariffs from solar installations by up to 50% makes such projects much less appealing. If they go ahead, the changes could be devastating for the renewable energy industry and deprive small businesses of an exciting way to save money and reduce carbon emissions.
Are concerns about electric vehicles justified?
The smarter way to get to work,
Cloud computing under the spotlight,
Why Fairtrade is to everyone’s taste,
How to maximise the return on your investment in sustainability.
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