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No Print Week Encouraged

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Pause before hitting print – as part of Earth Day and Earth Week events, leaders in Illinois are asking state employees and other residents to make it ‘No Print Week,’ to help reduce unnecessary paper use. Mike Claffey with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services saysit’s estimated the average office worker uses 10 thousand sheets of copy paper each year.  "We’re asking people to give it a second thought and to hold off on printing," Claffey said, "because we really can save a lot of trees and protect our environment by cutting back on the amount of paper that we use for printing."  According to a report from the United Nations Development Program, the United States accounts for 30 percent of the world's paper use, while having less than five percent of the world's population.  Claffey adds that ‘No Print Week’ comes after the success of last year’s ‘No Print Day,’ and it’s hoped that reducing paper use is something people will be conscious of all year long.


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