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by Jen Biederman on 05/05/2009
Soy Printer Ink - Green Computing Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite
I Ink, Therefore I Am (Eco)
Need proof that alternatives to petroleum ink really exist? Tell your office manager to think soy-based ink. It'll still get your message on paper without you having to mull too hard over the eco-effects of printing.
- Minding the environment. Using one soy-based cartridge conserves up to a pound of oil.
- Philosophizing more clearly. Soy-based inks emit fewer headache-inducing VOCs (air pollutants) than run-of-the-mill, oil-based inks.
- Knowing the difference. Soy ink tends to offer brighter colors, and although your office will shell out a little more (depending on its printer), it goes farther than its petroleum counterparts.
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: I recommend any action that makes your office or home lifestyle even a little greener. Replacing your printer cartridges with soy-based ink instead of petroleum-based ink is a great step in the right direction. The best thing you can do, however, is majorly cut down on printing at all. If you can look at or send documents through your computer rather than printing out over and over, you will save tons of paper and therefore trees. ~Jen
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.