A 14 year-old boy of Indian origin has come up with a clever plan, which could save the U.S government up to $400 million per year, simply by changing the font they use on official documents. Suvir Mirchandani had the idea while thinking of ways to cut waste and save money for a project at school. He noticed that his school used a lot of handouts and considered recycling to save paper. Suvir also wanted to find a way to cut down on ink, which, he says, is twice as expensive as French perfume. He experimented with different fonts and found that Garamond uses 24% less ink. It is incredible to think that such a small change could result in such a huge saving.
Do you use a lot of ink and paper?
Read by Annette (Scottish accent).
Study the wordsCome up with- invented Font- style of character Handouts- worksheets, photocopies Cut down on- reduce the amount used Twice- two times Huge- very large
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