Finals Aftermath

As you were frantically printing out last Spring Semester’s outlines and papers, many of you were wondering how much paper we go through during finals.  The two pictures here show approximately how many reams of paper were used during the last weeks of Spring Semester 2014.  The first picture shows a full stock room of paper, and the second picture is what the room looked like just after finals were over, with approximately 95 reams of paper missing.  Each ream contains 500 sheets of paper, so that means at least 47,500 sheets of paper were used in just two weeks. paperbefafterfinalDoes anyone know how many trees that is?  There are white recycle bins located next to the printers for you to use, but just because it is being recycled doesn’t always count.   We are welcome to suggestions on how to address this issue, but the goal is also to become aware and think of the three R’s, which in this case, are “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”.  Until such time that the issue improves, we will keep the paper trays well stocked.  Anything, if it helps you to pass your final exams.