Good Questions: Help Me Find a Green Printer

Good Questions: Help Me Find a Green Printer

Stephanie Kinnear
Nov 24, 2008

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Here's a good question from Futureaunt:
I need to buy a (low-volume) home printer and want to make the most environmentally responsible choice. I promise I will avoid printing whenever possible. And I will print on both sides, even if I have to manually feed it. And I will find out how to refill my own ink cartridges if possible. And I already got my old, dead printer recycled. Given that, does anyone have recommendations?

My goal is to get something:

  • Not too too expensive.

  • EnergyStar qualified.

  • Relatively speaking, doesn\'t use up ink cartridges like crazy. I read that something that uses single cartridges is best.

If there are other environmental considerations I should have, please advise.

We blogged this HP Dekjet Printer not too long ago. It's EnergyStar certified and made of mostly recycled plastic. Check it out.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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