Turn into a paperless office and help save the environment, one paper document at a time.
Despite the hype of today’s digital world, people remain huge consumers of paper. Aside from its apparent use for printing and writing, the paper is used in a wider array of things such as container boxes, packaging, grocery bags, tissue rolls, and the list goes on. The global consumerist culture continually raises the demand for paper and it poses a great threat to environmental concerns about the world’s remaining natural resources.
Paper not eco-friendly as you think.
Deforestation is just the beginning of the damages brought on by irresponsible paper use. According to The Paperless Project: the industry of pulp and paper actually uses more water for production than any other industry. It accounts for the use of 4% of the entire world’s energy and consumes more than 60% of the roughly 17 billion cubic feet of timber harvested worldwide — annually. Additionally, the entire process contributes greatly to greenhouse gas emissions.
The place guilty of wasting so much paper would undeniably be the office. It is where an average employee uses over 10,000 paper sheets a year, with a hefty percent of it only ending up in the day’s trash. As a matter of fact, US companies — one of the world’s largest producers and consumers of paper — spend up to $120 billion printing documents that would most likely be outdated after three months.
It only takes less than two seconds to waste paper but more than two decades to grow a tree.
The most obvious action to address this issue is to use less paper. Two-sided printing goes a long way. Reducing font sizes also lessen document pages, eventually saving a lot. Once the sheets are all used up, the company can then send them to paper recycling plants to be processed into new sheets.
But what about the paper documents you have to keep? Choose the more practical and environmentally-friendly option: digitize them.
In addition to the environmental threats of paper waste, keeping stacks of documents can subtly increase company expenditures. To start with, there is the initial cost of storage. Of course, this implies that filing cabinets and shelves take up precious office real estate. Once the storage area becomes larger, additional employees might soon be needed to maintain it. Then, expenses could still rise from every misfiled or lost document. But, what’s the biggest risk of physical storage? Physical damage. A business can fail immediately if important and irreplaceable documents get destroyed by fire, flood, or other hazards.
Taking the paper not eco-friendly step forward
If your company invests in going paperless, not only do you cut costs, but you also cut the time spent looking for documents in endless aisles of shelves and cabinets. However, if you think you don’t have time to make the transition, the answer is simple. Anderson Group BPO can help you with data entry services for scanning, encoding, and digitizing your documents while you do your work as is.
One last paper,not eco-friendly tip: A friendly reminder from Anderson Group BPO, Inc.
Remember the coffee you had before going to work this morning? Did you drink it from a paper cup? We hate to break it to you but having your drinks in paper cups is not all eco-friendly because the cup cannot be recycled at all. So make every day a bring-your-own-mug-to-work day!