By KAYLIE HOROWITZ, Published in UB Information & Technology
Release date: November 5, 2021
Installed in 2020, UB’s new Print Anywhere kiosks aren’t just more convenient and touch-free—they're helping support UB’s commitment to sustainability.
During the first week of the Fall 2019 semester, students printed over 470,000 pages. Compare that to the first week of Fall 2021, where a little over 206,000 pages were used.
Why such a big difference?
Previously, printing took place at a few central locations on campus. But now, with more kiosks in more convenient locations all over campus, students expect shorter (or no) wait times to print, and feel confident they can print what they need, when they need it.
“I used to print everything I could think of, just so I didn’t have to make a second trip,” Grace Golabek, a UB Law student, told UBIT. “Now, because there’s no wait and I don’t have to travel as far, that’s no longer necessary.”
The reduction of waste from printing isn’t just a happy accident. UBIT has been part of sustainability discussions on campus and is eager to help reduce UB’s environmental footprint wherever possible.
What are the other environmental benefits to UB’s Print Anywhere kiosks?
New to UB printing?
All UB students receive a quota of pages to print each semester that can be used from any of the 40+ printing kiosks on campus. Print with ease from any computer, smartphone, or USB drive.
For help with printing, contact Wepa support at 1-800-675-7639, or visit wepanow.com.
Sustainable Development Goals:
11. Sustainable Cities & Communities
12. Responsible Consumption & Production