While recycling soda cans and glass bottles is part of every day modern life, most of us still toss out our technological garbage with the rest of the trash. Case in point: 95% of end up in landfills, resulting in millions of pounds of waste every year. Not good. To help combat this issue, the Dutch marketing company, Spranq, developed an eco-friendly font that uses up to 20% less ink called, appropriately, Ecofont. After several designs and rounds of testing, the team at Spranq discovered they could preserve the quality of the font most effectively by putting little holes in the letters (kind of like Swiss cheese). Print it between an 8 and 9.5 point--the size most newspapers and magazines use--and you won't even notice the holes. Spranq concedes it isn't the best looking font, but for printing things like emails and drafts of papers, it gets the job done quite nicely.
Best of all, you can download the font for free on their site. Sure, the ink saved on an individual basis is small, but just imagine if we all used this font! A little conservation can go a long way. Just ask Louis Staffilino, the man who managed to save 8 million pennies (that's $80,000). Believe.