14-year-old’s science fair project comes up with brilliantly simple way the U.S. could save millions

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – At some point, we’re all looking to save a bit of money here or there.

A new cost-cutting proposal could save the government hundreds of millions of dollars each year by making one simple move.

Pittsburgh Middle School student Suvir Mirchandani says his idea will save the federal and state governments more than $400 million on their yearly printing costs.

The 14-year-old says it all comes down to one simple change.

He said, “What I propose is that the government switch the font that they’re using for all their documents to a particular font called ‘Garamond.’ It can save a lot of money and a lot of ink.”

His proposal started as a science fair project on how his school could save money.

Suvir says ink costs more by volume than many high-end perfumes.

He says the federal government alone would save $136 million per year.

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