Category Archives: paper

how to get extra life from a printer toner cartridge: black tape

Don’t you hate having to replace the toner cartridge, especially when the printing seems to be fine? Surely, there must be more life in the toner. Well, here’s a workaround in the spirit of responsible consumption: use up what you … Continue reading

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print only what you want: PrintWhatYouLike.com

I just checked out PrintWhatYouLike.com, which is another tool to help with “smart” printing. This web-based tool focuses on helping you print only what you want and need on websites, which helps the environment by minimizing waste of paper, printer … Continue reading

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print only what you want: GreenPrint

A couple of years ago, I worked at an office where EVERY print job printed a wasteful “cover page.” It drove me nuts. The IT guy told me there was nothing to be done about it. They need GreenPrint. We … Continue reading

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stop phone books: YellowPagesGoesGreen.org

Every time a phone book shows up in front of my door, my first thoughts are, “Not again.  Now how am I going to recycle this?” I have used a paper phone book maybe five times in the last ten years.  What … Continue reading

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ESP Day 24: (Almost) No Mail

I love getting love mail.  Letters from friends; birthday presents; photos of my nephews.  Unfortunately, with the ease of staying in touch with email, the handwritten letter is a rare treasure in my mailbox. On the other hand, I hate getting … Continue reading

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