It’s important to strike a balance in our goals to save money and the environment but still maintain sound business practices. One of the easiest things to do is to work on reducing printing and paper consumption. It is possible to take a good thing too far with potentially dangerous consequences.
Many companies have a policy to reuse printed paper to save money and trees. Printing on the backsides of misprints or obsolete records is a great way to recycle.
The critical factor is to make sure the paper is appropriate for this type of recycling. Some documents are more sensitive than others and should not be handled by lower level staff. Any paperwork with confidential information should be shred and/or recycled right away.
By all means, save paper and save trees—just be sure private information stays private.
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