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A W A R D S & C U S T O M I Z AT I O N 1 8 G R A P H I C S P R O A P R I L 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M T H E R I S I N G T I D E O F B U S I N E S S University of Southern Indiana, "Each ton (2,000 pounds) of re- cycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landll space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water. is represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less air pollution." LIGHTS Beyond the paper we use, there are some other ways we can go green and save some green. e next step we can take that can be implemented immediately or in phases is to look at the lights we use. You don't realize it, but those incandescent bulbs can not only be a pain to keep chang- ing all the time, but you might be hurting your employees' or your eyesight in the long term. By switching to LED lights, not only does this save on en- ergy costs, but the LED lights last up to 25 times longer, so you save on replacing the bulbs even though the base cost of the bulbs is a little more expensive upfront. Lastly, when it comes to our eyesight, the low dim lighting can cause eye strain and ulti- mately increase your chances of developing nearsightedness. Having a brighter, more natu- ral color LED light will improve your workspace's look and feel, and it'll be easier to quality- check the work before it goes out the door. WATER Lastly, let's talk about water. ere are two sides to this coin.

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