When we stop to think about how much paper is used by our society, it’s really quite amazing – in a scary way.
Did you know that every year 350 million magazines are published, which is the equivalent to 1,795 full grown male African elephants? Also, 6.4 million tons of paper is sent to households in the form of junk mail, which is very depressing since 99% percent of that paper is thrown away by homeowners almost immediately!
The average office worker uses a total of ten thousand pieces of paper every year, so how can we cut down on this within an office setting? Take a close look at this powerful infographic from Stinky Ink. It includes a lot of information about paper consumption, as well as tips on how to reduce the amount of paper wasted in your office.
Which of these tips could you use within your own office? Could you reduce your page sizes so that you can fit two printed pages on one sheet? Could you circulate memos via email rather than printing them out? Could you recycle your one-sided prints for internal communications or scratch paper? These small changes could not only help to preserve the environment, but they will also help you to reduce your costs.