State

Paper Reduction Program

Savings To Date

$500,000

Improve efficiency by transitioning Mainframe services from producing electronic reports instead of printing hard-copy documents.

Image courtesy of the Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services.

 

Progress

In July, the state Office of Enterprise Technology Services further decreased paper use though a six-month paper-reduction pilot program involving nine state departments. The program succeeded in reducing paper use by 20 percent, which translates to a savings of one million sheets of printed paper.

One of Gov. David Ige’s first goals for his administration was to transform government into a more paperless and digital process. Three and a half years later, the governor applauded the state’s successful efforts to transform from a paper-dependent culture to a digital environment, which also improves public accessibility to government documents and increases transparency for our citizens.

According to ETS, one of the ways they reduced paper usage was transitioning departments into producing electronic reports instead of printing hard-copy documents. ETS projects additional benefits in coming years as more departments and agencies reduce or entirely eliminate printed paper reports by moving to digital documents. In three years, ETS even projects a savings of $500,000 and 10 million sheets of printed paper.

 

Key Dates

Jul
2021

Projected savings of $500,000 and 10 million sheets of printed paper

Jul
2018

Pilot project concluded

Ongoing program benefits and expansion

Jan
2015

Pilot project began

Learn More

Learn more about the program on their website.

Visit Paper Reduction Program webpage