Our current way of life uses too much paper. Important personal information and crucial personal data are stored on paper. This huge dependency on papers could reduce the efficiency in business and make personal lives vulnerable. If you are interested in knowing the major problems of extensive paper usage, check out the following infographic. It shows the impacts of a paper-based system.
Read more about the paper consumption in the United States. The U.S. consumes approximately 68 million trees each year to produce paper and paper products. Next, the United States has less than 5% of the world’s population yet consumes more than 30% of the world’s paper.
As far as the effects on the environment are concerned, pulp and paper production is the 3rd largest industrial polluter to air, water, and land in both Canada and the United States. When it comes to the benefits of going paperless, saving paper saves money is the key. It is estimated that a company with 8 employees saves $10,000 a year by going paperless.
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