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Turn off the printer to save the planet

wwf-icono The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has created an electronic document format that cannot be printed , which seeks to reduce global paper consumption.

"On the planet , 13 million hectares of forests are cut down annually, which is equivalent to the territory of Greece. We want to stop the thoughtless consumption of paper and we have created a document format that cannot be printed," say those responsible in a statement.

The new format received the name of .WWF and can be opened from any PDF reader . To create documents in this format you need a special program, which can be downloaded for free from the site The program adds the "Save as WWF" option to the "Print" menu on the user's computer, which allows exporting files in the .WWF format. At the moment, this program can be installed only on Mac , although a version for Windows will appear soon, according to the developers.

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