Toshiba has recently declared Oct. 23, 2012, national no print day.
I watched the video on Toshiba’s website, and the motto is to give trees a “day off.” The website discusses the environmental implications associated with the production and use of paper. Just like any other industry, it takes resources to make a product. The paper company uses water, trees, machines, vehicles, etc. as most other companies do.
In addition, every company has a carbon footprint. However, unlike many other products, such as computers or plastic bottles, paper is biodegradable.
Now I do agree that we all need to focus more on recycling. A lot of companies have recycling bins, and encourage employees to recycle.
Even though technology is a major part of the workforce today, paper is just as important. Paper plays a major role in our daily lives. Instead of saying don’t print, wouldn’t it make more sense to declare a “national recycle paper day” or ”national use both sides of paper when you print” or what about a “national turn your computer and monitor off when you leave work day” to save electricity?
Click here to visit Toshiba’s website and watch the video.
Below, I have provided some links to what others are saying about this topic.
Visit Two Sides website for information regarding myths and facts of the paper industry.
Share your thoughts.
- Two Sides challenges Toshiba’s ‘No Print Day’ as Greenwash
- Print Council States That Toshiba is Misinformed and Ignorant of the Facts (whattheythink.com)
- American Forest & Paper Association Community Paper Recycling Award (paperviews.org)
- Going Green & Recycling Paper With Worms (paperviews.org)
- National No-Print Day: Will You Take the Pledge? (pcworld.com)