The complete life cycle: buy sustainable printing
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Corporate sustainability goals are becoming more demanding and are often embedded in purchasing processes. Typically, technology statistics for office environments focus on the operational life cycle of machines. Having equipment that lasts for many years is a way to spend less and contribute to sustainability.
71% of SMEs agree with the importance of evaluating the sustainability of hardware throughout its life cycle to obtain a real measure of its environmental performance. For example, apart from the cost per page and the price of the equipment, aspects such as the impact of manufacturing, shipping, packaging, recycling plans, and even the quality of the manufacturer’s own CSR programs should be taken into account. Considering the full life cycle is a critical step in purchasing high-performance equipment.
Businesses and home users who want to apply sustainable printing practices have already embraced the concept of recycling original print cartridges and toner. The next logical step towards full life cycle thinking and running a green print is to think long term – keeping the same device running for as long as possible to maximize sustainability and return on investment.
Businesses and home users who want to apply sustainable printing practices have already embraced the concept of recycling original toner and print cartridges.
Carrying out modular repairs to failed machines, rather than replacing the entire device, is key for companies to extend the life of printing technology and meet sustainable printing goals. Modular repairs that include parts and technology upgrades could further extend the life of printers, providing a path to digital transformation and green printing.
The perfect way to take all this into account, minimizing the environmental impact, is by hiring a Managed Print Service. For example, this type of service implies having updated printing equipment, which is essential to be more sustainable, since these consume less energy and have advanced features to optimize their use. Not only that, but they also incorporate consumable and equipment recycling programs, apart from the main advantage of this type of service, which consists of controlling the volume and cost of printed pages.
In short, hiring a company specializing in printing services allows you to optimize the use of equipment, always be up-to-date in technology (noise reduction, energy and paper savings) and correctly recycle consumables.
If you want to know how Brother can help you achieve your green printing goals by sourcing and purchasing environmentally friendly printing services, look at what we are doing to bring about positive change.