Here at MSB going paperless is about more than saving time and money. It’s also about minimizing our impact on the environment. That’s why we’re committed to helping businesses find solutions to end paper-waste. One-way companies can increase environmental sustainability is by educating their workforce on paper usage.
The truth about the paper.
Did you know by saving one ton of paper, you’re also saving 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, and 6,953 gallons of water? In the year 2016, 413 million metric tons of paper were consumed globally. And that number is growing.
In the U.S., the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper per year. To put it into perspective, that’s about 100 lbs. It’s no wonder more than 25% of waste comes in the form of paper.
What can you do?
Growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly services and products has shifted the way many companies do business. Even taking small steps can lead to significant change. Here are a few ways businesses limit paper consumption:
- Distribute memos through email
- Eliminate cover or divider pages
- Work on drafts electronically
- Avoid mailing printed documents when a call, text, or email will do
- Alter your documents: reduce margins and line spacing, use smaller fonts, implement double-sided printing
- Utilize recycled paper and specialty printing software
- Place recycling bins in your office, especially near printers and copiers
- Encourage workers to think before they print
These are a good start to reducing paper-waste, but they still don’t eliminate it.
Set yourself apart from the rest. Go paperless with MSB.
There’s a big difference between being “almost paperless” and paperless.
Almost paperless means your documents are being uploaded and digitally stored. Yet when you need to obtain a signature, you print out your document and sign it. Then you fax it to the other signatory. They print it out, sign it, and fax it back to you. Once it arrives, it might even be printed for the third time. All this before it’s shoved into a filing cabinet where essential documents go to collect dust.
Going paperless with MSB eliminates needless, repetitive printing. It’s good for the planet and business: you save paper, ink, and money. Not to mention companies who opt for digital solutions end up reducing a whopping 90% of processing errors.
Our customers rise to the challenge. They put an end to the wasted paper process by optimizing a digital workflow through MSB.
Leave your footprint on your industry, not the environment.