Several policies have been put in place to reduce the environmental impact of printing in Applied Health Sciences.

Duplex printing

By default, all printing is set to duplex (double-sided).

Recycled paper

Recycled paper is now being used in all lab printers. The Rolland Enviro100 Copy consists of 100% post-consumer material and is produced in an environmentally-friendly fashion. For every 10,000 sheets of paper that is printed, the switch to recycled paper saves the following:

  • 0.85 trees
  • 24.5 kilograms of waste
  • 1,930 litres of water
  • 47.5 kilograms of air emissions
  • 3.5 cubic metres of natural gas


Appealing ideas are often simple: how much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? SPRANQ has developed a font that uses up 20% less ink. After extensive testing with all kinds of shapes, they determined that the best results were achieved using small circles.

Image showing the ecofont type font

Ecofont has been packaged and has been made ready to deploy.

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