Ottawa (April 20, 2009) - As Earth Day approaches on April 22, Internet fax service MyFax is encouraging individuals and organizations to make a change that will positively impact the environment. One easy change that can make a difference is shutting down fax machines in favor of sending faxes electronically. In fact, faxers who recycle their fax machine are eligible for three free months of MyFax service.
On its "Fax online. Save a tree," Web page, MyFax points to several environmental facts that impact workspaces, including:
- In the US, annual office paper consumption is enough to build a 10-foot-high wall that's 6,815 miles long. That's more than the distance from New York to Tokyo.
- Producing one ton of paper (200,000 sheets) requires 20,312 gallons (76,889 liters) of water. In the UK alone, 12.5 million tons of paper was consumed in 2005.
- ENERGY STAR, a program of the US Environmental Agency states a fax machine consumes more electricity than any other office equipment.
- Reducing paper use by 10% in the US alone would prevent the emission of 1.6 million tons of greenhouse gases -- the equivalent of taking 280,000 cars off the road.
MyFax allows users to send and receive faxes through their email accounts or via a secure online server, anywhere they can get an Internet connection. There's no need for a separate machine, or the paper, toner and energy it consumes. MyFax also improves security by delivering faxes directly to the account instead of to a machine in a common area. Its electronic format allows more efficient document management, allowing faxes to be easily forwarded and stored without the need for printing.
"Each year Earth Day raises awareness that we all share responsibility for the environment," said Joseph Nour, CEO of Protus, the provider of MyFax. "Switching to Internet faxing is a simple and impactful change that can make a difference."
Visit http://www.myfax.com/green/ for more information about greening your business practices, and how you can receive three free months of MyFax.
MyFax is the fastest-growing Internet fax service used by individuals, small, medium and large businesses to send and receive faxes using existing email accounts or the web. MyFax offers services in North America and Europe, including the United Kingdom, to industries recognized among the fastest-growing adopters of Internet fax including finance, insurance, real estate, healthcare, transportation and government. More than 15,000 new customers subscribe to MyFax each month. MyFax is part of a total Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business communications offered by Protus that also includes my1voice feature-rich virtual PBX service and Campaigner, an email marketing service enabling organizations to have highly personalized one-to-one email dialogues with their customers. Additional information is available at www.campaigner.com, www.my1voice.com or www.myfax.com.