According to The Paperless Project, employees spend 30%-40% of their time looking for paper-based information, the average document is copied 9-11 times, average search time for a document is 18 minutes, and paper in the average business grows by 22% a year.
The cost of printing, copying, storing and mailing copier paper is 10 times the actual purchase price of the paper itself!
How much paper is your business storing? The average filing cabinet stores 2,500 pages per drawer.
The average U.S. office worker prints 10,000 pages per year.
A study done for the State of North Carolina showed that paper forms can cost as much as $150.00 each to fill, validate, sign, submit and manage.
Fire inspectors save 60-90 minutes per inspection by going paperless with forms on tablet PCs. Investigators complete digital forms on site and do site inspections once every 12 months instead of 18.
Through its initiative to go paperless, the Hawaiian Senate saves $650,000 in operating costs and 8 million sheets of paper annually. That translates to over 800 trees saved per year.
One sheet of paper weighs 0.18 oz (Source: Weighed at ICF International, September 2008).
If everyone in the U.S. reduced their print margins by just 1/2 inch, a section of trees nearly the size of Rhode Island would be saved each year.
Walmart reduced printouts of store reports by 350 million pages and saved $20,000,000.
Double-sided printing can save up to 50% of paper used.
Save the Environment
Worldwide consumption of paper has risen by 400% in the past 40 years, with 35% of harvested trees being used for paper manufacture (Source: Wikipedia, 5 May 2011).
One pound of paper causes 4.41 lbs of CO2 emissions (Source: EPA Waste Reduction Model WARM).
Every case (5,000 sheets) of post-consumer recycled content copy paper used instead of standard office paper reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 60 pounds.
EPA estimates that more than 400 million ink and 100 million toner cartridges end up in landfills each year.
Reducing waste is preferable to recycling or reusing.
Migrating servers to state-of-the-art data centers or using applications in the cloud reduces energy consumption, frees up physical space, and gets rid of excess heat and noise.
Laptops use about 30% less energy than desktop computers (Source: 2008 EPA ENERGY STAR Factoid Workbook).
The percentage of office electricity consumed by computers and other office equipment is about 8%.
Go Paperless with Presynct!
Minimizing paperless operations with Presynct software solutions is environmentally friendly and saves money. You will no longer have to pay a shredding company to destory all those paper documents that were created, copied, mailed, faxed, retrieved, filed and archived!
Check out our new FormsDesigner...Build and edit your own forms quickly and easily!
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