How to Be Environmentally Friendly When Printing

How to Be Environmentally Conscious When Printing

You’ve probably heard the term “going green” in relation to business, but what does that mean? Green is often used as a way to describe an environment or organization that is environmentally friendly. This means it uses less energy, generates less waste and uses renewable resources. Printing can be a big cost for your business, so you can reduce this cost by going green and choosing an eco-friendly printer. You’ll also be helping out the environment at the same time!

Here are four green printing tips, from Century Business Products, you can implement at home or in the workplace:

Opt for Recycled Paper

Paper made from 100% recycled paper has been used to print on since the 1990s, and it’s better for the environment than wood pulp. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that each ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water and almost 2,000 kilowatts of electricity. Recycled paper is also beneficial in terms of energy savings: It uses up to 25% less energy during production than virgin fiber papers do, which means you can feel good about saving more energy by switching over to recycled paper.

Choose Eco-Friendly Inks and Toner

Take a look at the printer’s specifications. Many printers have eco-friendly options, so you can choose to use them if available. If you don’t readily see available options, contact CBP today to learn what options are available for your specific printer model.

Kyocera printers from Century Business Products use high-quality, soy-based inks and toners made from renewable resources and biodegradable materials. These products offer exceptional print quality with lower environmental impact than other inks and toners.

Use Both Sides of the Paper

If you need to print a lot and want to conserve resources, including ink, paper and electricity, consider printing on both sides of your document. This is called Smart Duplex printing. This method of printing can be found in your print settings.

Use an Environmentally-Friendly Printer

To avoid the environmental impact of printing multiple documents, it is best to use a Kyocera that is Energy Star-certified. This label means that certain Kyocera products were tested and found to use less energy than other comparable printers. A CBP representative can recommend the best Energy Star-certified printer or copier for your needs.

How are Kyocera printers environmentally friendly?

Kyocera printers are designed to minimize environmental impact. The key features that make Kyocera printers so environmentally friendly include:

  • A minimal amount of ink used. These printers are designed to use a very small amount of ink, reducing the consumer’s waste and cost
  • Minimal paper usage. Kyocera printers print on both sides of the paper instead of just one side, which means you use less paper overall and can be more cost-effective with your printing habits
  • Very low electricity consumption compared to other brands means less greenhouse gases created from power plants to produce electricity


Kyocera printers are also easy for people who want to recycle their used printer cartridges after they’ve run out of ink or toner. Kyocera has an Eco Program where consumers can return their empty cartridges to Century Business Products for recycling. These recycled products will be remanufactured into new products that help reduce demand in manufacturing processes while improving resource recovery efficiency.

Printing is an essential and inevitable aspect of many jobs. It’s important that we make environmentally-friendly choices when we do print in order to protect the planet for future generations. Kyocera printers are designed with eco-friendly technology to use less energy and reduce waste. Contact Century Business Products for more information.