In addition to using recycled tires to pave roads, recycling pet food cans at the animal shelters, and using low-flow devices in County restrooms, more and more departments are also printing their materials double-sided.
In order to ensure this practice grows, the Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Roberts, has adopted a new policy, A-137 - Duplex Printing and Copying.
The new Board policy mandates that all County departments and agencies reduce their annual paper consumption by doing double-sided copying and printing; reviewing, editing, scanning, and sending electronic files rather than via hard-copy printing; and refraining from printing e-mails, when appropriate and feasible. The policy also mandates that County departments and agencies use 8.5”x11” white, copy/printing paper made with a minimum 30 percent post-consumer recycled content, and encourage consultants, contractors, and grantees to conform to the policy.
More information about this policy is on the Web.