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An Idea A Day by David Thompson

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COST CUTTING

CHEAPER BY DEFAULT

Anne Hawkins

The idea

Don’t just tell people what things cost, also encourage them to make cost-effective choices by default.

Photocopying

Setting printer and photocopier defaults to black and white duplex copies can make savings on paper and cartridge costs.

This college encourages cost-effective photocopying choices not exactly by default, but by charging all printing costs against departmental budgets… except for printing done on the lowest cost-per-copy centralised machine.

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