How Going Paperless Can Save The Planet

I know the idea of zero-paper can be a bit of a concept to get used to. But it’s more important today more than ever to follow through and truly start implementing these ideas. Paperless means opting for email bank statements rather than the traditional mailed ones. Creating online billing profiles with your home utility companies such as internet and power, instead of receiving a paper copy each month. Even going as far as investing in a digital eReader like a Kindle or a Kobo. You can store hundreds of digital books on a single device and not one tree is cut down in the process.

Did you know that over the last two decades, there’s been more than a 120% increase in paper products just in the United States alone! That’s astronomical. We need to do better than that. The rate at which we use paper far exceeds our ability to replace them, and those unfortunate statistics are finally catching up with us.

But how much of a difference does it really make? Well, let’s paint a picture. Statistically, a small company with only 8 employees can save over $10,000 just by reducing or eliminating the use of paper. Now, just imagine all the major companies all over the world. The millions of offices still using paper today. That’s big numbers.

But there’s more. Check out this really helpful infographic to get a better idea of the effects of deforestation and how we can do better. Today.

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