Why universities turn to print cost recovery to cut waste, save resources
Walk into virtually any computer lab or library on a college campus and you’re likely to see rows of print stations processing countless print jobs. Look a little closer and you’ll also find the blue recycling bins overflowing with wasted paper.
Printing is expensive, both in terms of dollars and resources. And on a college campus it’s incessant – a never-ending queue of term papers, exam reviews, class notes and sadly, misprints.
Studies suggest that the average college student produces 320 pounds of paper waste each year. This equates to more than 3,000 pages of wasted printer paper per student, and that figure doesn’t include the non-wasted pages that students print.