18 March 2009
Double Sided Printing - to reduce the paper mountain
This was a suggestion from the West Berkshire Council staff suggestion scheme. ICT were already on the case and "are assessing usage of all printers across WBC. Duplex printers are already in place in some services – it was agreed that the duplex option would be set to mandatory on these to encourage proper use or the printers and save paper. Once the assessment is complete, the services with largest demand for printing, such as electoral services, benefits and exchequer etc will be provided with duplex printers first. Also ICT will be replacing old equipment when it breaks with duplex printers where possible."
(Excerpt from log of the suggestion scheme - received in response to a direct enquiry to the Council)