Wednesday, February 11, 2009
A movement is afoot to change the world by changing paper margins. The website changethemargins.com is advocating computer user to change their printer margin settings to 0.75" on all sides of a document.
The default setting on a printer is usually 1" on the sides and 1.25" top and bottom. According to one study, this small act reduces paper use by 4.75%. Multiply that by the 29.0 tons of paper Canadians use annually; and, we could save more than three million trees. This does not include energy costs and waste products. This also only applies to Canada - 3 million trees - what a savings.
Readers, let's take it to big business, charitable organizations, anywhere that sends out alot of paper. Amazingly, this small change in your margins doesn't seem so small anymore.