Even with all of our electronics, digital devices and such, paper waste is still tremendous…
A single one-terabyte external drive can save as many as 500 million sheets of paper. A 150-page employee manual — pretty massive in real life — takes up less than 7.5% of a four-gigabyte flash drive. An entire filing cabinet’s worth of documents would take up less than 60% of that same drive.
In a recent blog post by Jeremy Higgens he notes:
Even with all the digital options available today, people are still hooked on paper. It may alarm you to learn that in just one year, the average office worker may use up to 10,000 sheets of paper.
He should know. He works for firm MetroFax, an Internet faxing service, and has written a number of articles with lots of statistics on this topic… In Three Ways To Go Paperless, he explains the three key items to commit to a paperless strategy moving forward. They are
- Digitize Existing Documents
- Communicate Electronically
- Provide Mobile Devices
Check out the full infographic below for the fuller picture, then give us your best paper-saving tips in the comments.
Going Paperless Series include the following articles:
- Going Paperless Series: Welcome
- Going Paperless at Home/Office: Introduction
- Benefits of Going Paperless
- What To Go Paperless With
- Going Paperless at Home
- Going Paperless at the Office
- Paperless: Selecting a Digital Format
- Going Paperless Means Backups
- The Paperless Paradox
- Going Paperless Flowchart
- Going Paperless: Paper Waste Info Chart
- Going Paperless: Best Practices for Scanning then Shredding Paper Documents