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British firms can reduce their carbon footprint by cutting down on "excessive paper use", according to electronics giant Xerox.

The office equipment manufacturer has launched a new campaign outlining five ways in which companies can reduce the amount of paper they use as part of their green policies.

Wim Appelo, president of Xerox strategic services, said: "It may be a surprise that Xerox is concerned about excessive paper use. After all, we're in the business of putting marks on pages."

Xerox recommends that companies use both sides of paper when printing documents from office machines, choosing devices that can "duplex print" and using that as the default mode.

Firms should also replace posted documents with digital emails and be selective when it comes to printing, together with implementing recycling schemes and using eco-friendly paper, which is also suggested by the office machine manufacturer.

Mr Appelo reiterated that the hallmark of Xerox's business is "operating in an environmentally responsible way".

Last month Xerox unveiled its sustainability calculator which was designed to help businesses evaluate which parts of their company are the least environmentally friendly.

Article Date: 01 April 2008

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