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A Leger Marketing poll announced today found that Canadians are printing and wasting more paper than ever before --...


April 9, 2008  


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A Leger Marketing poll announced today found that Canadians are printing and wasting more paper than ever before — and feeling guilty about it.

The survey, issued at the You, Me and Green conference on Green IT, reveals there is a clear need in Canada for environmentally responsible solutions that help save paper while enabling Canadian businesses to remain productive and secure.

Poll results show that while the average working Canadian prints 30 pages of documents every day, nearly four out of 10 pages are tossed accounting for a staggering 10 pages of wasted paper every day by the average Canadian.

Additionally, two out of five Canadians say they are printing more documents than they were five years ago.

Despite the fact that Canadian workers create so much paper waste, the survey shows that the majority of employees (77%) across the countryare concerned about their impact on the environment, and over one quarter (27%) want to be environmentally conscious, but they don’t know where to start.

Increasingly, companies in the Canada and the U.S. are embracing digital signature and electronic agreement technology, one of the most cost effective and environmentally responsible means of simplifying and safeguarding
day-to-day business processes.

Results showed that nearly one in two Canadians (49%) would use digitally secured documentation in order to reduce paper wastage.