It’s no secret that trees get cut down to make paper for our printers. Everyone knows that. And obviously cutting down trees is bad. Everyone knows that too. Even with the creation of renewable forests and sustainable logging, cutting down trees sucks. For years we’ve been told to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and that’s good advice, but how about remove? As in remove the option to use paper at all.
That’s exactly what the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) had in mind when they created the .WWF file format. It’s a similar file format to .PDF but contains no option to print the document. It’s a screen only format. I’ve got to say, it’s one of the best ideas I’ve heard in a while to cut paper use. If you’re creating a document that has no reason to be printed, .WWF is the way to go. And let’s be honest here, what really needs to be printed anyway? I can’t remember the last time I bought ink or paper for my printer.
Please note that as of this writing it is available for Mac OS X only, but according to their website the Windows version is on it’s way to check back frequently!
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