Chicago agency cutting paper use with new software

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Chicago agency cutting paper use with new software

August 12, 2010 - 07:19

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2010 (Chicago Tribune) -Barbara Polley has printed out 6,942 pages since mid-April at her job as an administrative assistant at the Chicago Department of Transportation.

That seems like a lot of timber going through the paper mill on behalf of just one person, especially an individual who totes dead batteries from home to toss into a recycling bin at work.

But Polley, who has been using new computer software designed to reduce office paper waste coming off the printer, has saved 751 pages that she would otherwise have used. At 6 cents per page, that saved her department - and Chicago taxpayers - $45.06. Multiply that by the number of city office workers, and you're talking big money and groves of trees spared.

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