School copier waste a focus in pre-Earth Day event

There are 19 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 18, 2008, titled School copier waste a focus in pre-Earth Day event. In it, Newsday reports that:

Yellow caution tape blocked the entrance of a second-floor room in Robert Moses Middle School.

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Ann

United States

#1 Apr 18, 2008
Imagine if schools had enough computers that they wouldn't have to use copiers at all? Or families could have computers, and you could email announcements and grades home? But alas, we have more important things to spend money on.
liner

Hicksville, NY

#2 Apr 18, 2008
Ann wrote:
Imagine if schools had enough computers that they wouldn't have to use copiers at all? Or families could have computers, and you could email announcements and grades home? But alas, we have more important things to spend money on.
Ann, I work for a modern company, supposedly in a "paperless" environment. You wouldn't believe the copy machines we wear out.
Former Vollie

Washington, DC

#3 Apr 18, 2008
Ann wrote:
Imagine if schools had enough computers that they wouldn't have to use copiers at all? Or families could have computers, and you could email announcements and grades home? But alas, we have more important things to spend money on.
Nice in theory, but how many computers end up in the landfills each year? Paper "disappears" faster then plastic/metal in PC's. Would be nice to see shredders in the schools, but then some kid would probably lose a finger...
tommy boy

Copiague, NY

#4 Apr 18, 2008
Kenny luna should stop the crap and start teaching. Does he drive a volvo ?
Mark R

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 18, 2008
Bet there was rush on the copier the day before and the day after. Ironically the total usage might be higher because teachers and staff made extra copies the day before 'just in case'.
Dr Walt Whitman

Hempstead, NY

#6 Apr 18, 2008
Maybe schools should disclose how much paper is used to the public.I know the waste here and it's more than a small forest annually.Duplication is our hobby.
Custodian Willy

Bellerose, NY

#7 Apr 18, 2008
As a custodian for a school district on the north shore of Suffolk county, I see firsthand everyday the volume of paper my distrtict uses. We even have a central print center with 4 production press machines that puts out approximately 350,000 copies a MONTH.
Mr Giblets

UK

#8 Apr 18, 2008
and I guess that most of the paper wasted by schools, liberals, and ecoloonies, is for pointless articles about how many forests BUSH and his wicked cronies have cut down, and senseless advice on how to save energy. Ever see a liberal newspaper with a supplement about de-forestaion ? that's where it's all going.
Jimmy Crack Corn

Holtsville, NY

#9 Apr 18, 2008
Why bother with this much paper when the kids can't blinkin' read anyway?
Mr Giblets

UK

#10 Apr 18, 2008
Jimmy Crack Corn wrote:
Why bother with this much paper when the kids can't blinkin' read anyway?
no, don't say that, the PC thing is to say that the lazy little sods are Dyslexic. Our official figure is something stupid like over 50%. When I was at school, there wasn't a single boy who couldn't read. But then , we were not being "facilitated" to "express ourselves". I bet that dyslexia is caused by AGW as well.
mmmm

Bayonne, NJ

#11 Apr 18, 2008
Save a tree, eat a beaver
Brilliant

Jericho, NY

#12 Apr 18, 2008
I found this story very inspiring, so I printed out 200 copies for my kid to give out at school. Then I remembered there is no school next week, so I just threw them out.
maxwell

Stamford, CT

#13 Apr 19, 2008
Just as absurd as "No TV" week.

Just another excuse for teachers to set back and have a 'do nothing' day. Oh, Enjoy Another week off this week. laymoes
Irony

Milford, CT

#14 Apr 20, 2008
I just printed this article and will immediately photocopy it
Mr Giblets

UK

#15 Apr 20, 2008
Irony wrote:
I just printed this article and will immediately photocopy it
that's the way in the brave new "paperless" world !
austin powers

Clifton, NJ

#16 Apr 20, 2008
maxwell wrote:
Just as absurd as "No TV" week.
Just another excuse for teachers to set back and have a 'do nothing' day. Oh, Enjoy Another week off this week. laymoes
My heart bleeds for you. I am sure that you were forced into the pathetic life you have and thats why you are mad at the world. However, you made choices and now you live with them.Suck it up, loser.
nobody

New York, NY

#17 Apr 21, 2008
Mr Giblets wrote:
<quoted text>no, don't say that, the PC thing is to say that the lazy little sods are Dyslexic. Our official figure is something stupid like over 50%. When I was at school, there wasn't a single boy who couldn't read. But then , we were not being "facilitated" to "express ourselves". I bet that dyslexia is caused by AGW as well.
Grumpy old man.
Mr Giblets

UK

#18 Apr 21, 2008
nobody wrote:
<quoted text>
Grumpy old man.
no, just telling the truth. Do YOU believe those figures? you are a fool if you do. Excuses don't count in the real world.
xerox

Weehawken, NJ

#19 Apr 22, 2008
how about human waste, what do we do with that. Just flush it or send it to Jersey, they will build houses on it

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