How many times have you printed some documents from the web and ended up with that one page with nothing but a URL or logo on it?
Though many people chuck it in the recycle bin, too many throw it out. Not only is it environmentally damaging, but it's a time waster and a huge frustration.
GreenPrint was developed to help stop this problem. The Portland Oregon company was started by Hayden Hamilton, a former Ford Motor Corp executive. The program he developed â€œis able to flag those pages before they print, and make sure they're something you really want to have in hard copy,â€ the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
â€œI worked for Ford a few years ago in Europe, doing innovation stuff, and we had a Costco-size building that was five stories tall,â€ Hamilton was quoted. â€œOn each floor, there were 25 print stations, and all of them would be overflowing with orphan pages by 10 a.m. each day.â€
"For every copy of GreenPrint sold before March 31, we will plant a tree," GreenTree's site promises. "If we reach 500,000 trees before March 31, we´ll match every tree planted with an additional tree, making March 2008 a Million Tree March."
That's a lot of paper waste. In a time where our world is becoming more conscious of our environment, it's not surprise that green innovations seem to be popping up all over the place.