Looking for a printer? Choose an inkjet, as it consumes 90 percent less energy than a laser printer. When possible, choose multi-function devices that print, fax, copy and scan, as they can use less energy than individual machines would.
If you are replacing a printer, be sure to recycle the old one. A number of companies take back old equipment. See "Bigger Isn't Better: Choosing TVs and Computers" to find out which.
If your old printer can't be returned to the vendor, take advantage of electronic recycling programs in your community. The Take Back program web site offers a searchable database to responsible electronics recyclers in your area.
For more information on the most energy efficient office equipment, see EnergyStar.gov.© The Green Guide, 2006