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To the moon and back with wasted photocopies.

A nationwide survey disclosed that nearly two out of five photocopies made in American offices are wasted, unnecessary or for personal use. The study, sponsored by Accountemps, a firm that supplies temporary office personnel, estimated that about 130 billion of the 350 billion copies that will be made this year are not needed, at a cost of about $2.6 billion, not counting the time spent standing by the copier. Laid end to end, the copies would stretch 22 million miles, the equivalent of about 47 round trips to the moon, the company said.


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