To produce just one ton of paper 253 gallons of petrol is used and to make just one piece of A4 10 liters of water is required.
Today, the world is looking for cost-effective, high-impact ways to become more environmentally friendly. The paper industry is the fifth largest consumer of energy in the world. This over-use of paper has a huge impact on a company’s carbon footprint – not just from the chopping down of trees to make the paper, but also on the fossil fuel power used for printing, and the chemicals involved, too. Barfab has always tried to act in a way which minimizes damage to the environment like other green companies such as IKEA, Unilever, Panasonic, etc. We know rather than finding ways to exploit new resources, people and companies need to focus on finding sustainable ways to grow, while protecting the planet and the resources we have left. In this regard 20,000 paper survey were eliminated and supplanted by online surveys and phone call surveys. This change resulted in 5000 successful survey over three mount period which is indicates 800% growth compared to last year. Aside being more eco-friendly, this method makes the collection of data and the analysis process a more efficient and cost-effective process. Eliminating paper offers numerous benefits, and here are a few of the major ones:
1. Save trees
Worldwide, use of paper has risen by 400% in the last 40 years. This increased usage takes a huge toll on trees. Rapid deforestation – much of it to produce paper products – is a huge concern for our environment. Trees play a critical role in absorbing CO2 from our atmosphere and producing oxygen to support life on our planet. By reducing or eliminating our use of paper, we are doing our bit to preserve the life of trees.
2.Cut down on pollution
Paper manufacturing is one of the worst offenders when it comes to pollution.Making one ton of paper emits more than 1.5 tons of CO2 equivalent. Using less of the stuff will help to reduce the number of pollutants in our atmosphere.
3. Reduce transport
Every document that is transported across town or across the world uses up fuel. And the burning of fuel releases greenhouse gases. By switching to a digital document sending solution – where a signed and secure document is sent with the click of a button – a lot of fuel can be saved.
4. Save water
It takes 1.5 cups of water to make 1 sheet of paper. In a world in which fresh drinking water is a growing concern, this is certainly food for thought. Going paperless in helps to conserve our world’s water sources.
5. Use less of the other stuff
It’s not just the use of paper that’s bad for the environment. There are the other consumables that go along with it – like ink. Production of ink uses fossil fuels; most inks contain chemicals and other substances that are harmful to our environment