08 Aug '11, 10am

When it comes to printers, what’s the greenest option? @grist's @askumbra has the scoop

When it comes to printers, what’s the greenest option? @grist's @askumbra has the scoop

I need to get a new printer for my office to replace my now-beyond-repair one. I know inkjets seem to be more wasteful with cartridges, and the ink may make the paper less recyclable, and lasers use more power to run, but which one is the greenest option? I avoid printing unless it seems necessary, but I do from time to time need to print things so I want to make the best chose possible here. Many thanks, Christian East Granby, Conn. Oh, if only printers could be completely obsolete! Photo: Tom Taylor A. Dearest Christian, Thanks for remembering the first and most important R, reduce. You've saved me a lot of time. In fact, I think I'm going to make myself a soy milkshake and come back in the time it would've taken me to urge you to print less. It's impressive that the printer industry hasn't gone out of business altogether, what with things like Google Docs, email attachm...

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