ABS helps school go greener

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Elland based family business ABS UK, has implemented a print management solution which enabled Lyndhurst Community Primary School and Children’s Centre to save nearly £4000 a year and over 340 kg of C02.

The school had no prior print management software in place, resulting in spiralling costs and an increased environmental impact. After carrying out a detailed audit, ABS UK installed specialist software and equipment, which tracks and controls use.

The systems put in place have saved Lyndhurst Primary School a cumulative total of more than 25,000 sheets of A4 paper over the last 18 months. The paper reduction has resulted in savings of approximately £1200 on print costs during the same period, and the managed print solution is now fully cost neutral. On top of these reductions, the school have saved a further £2600 per year by consolidating all its photocopier contracts.

In addition to cost savings, the school has reduced its impact on the environment by the equivalent of 17,000 bulb hours from manufacturing energy saved from not producing the paper, 342 kg of C02 emissions from greenhouse gases that would have been released during the paper production process.

Jane Woolfenden, headteacher at Lyndhurst Primary School commented: ‘We enlisted the help of ABS UK after becoming concerned about our spiralling printing costs and the impact on the environment through wasted print. The new system that has been installed has made everyone mindful about what and why they are printing. It is easy to follow, simple to use and certainly makes a difference. We have enjoyed fabulous customer service and have made consistent savings while becoming more environmentally friendly.’

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