Are your paper processes costing the earth?

The Negative Impact Of Paper Documentation

For years we have been warned about the potentially catastrophic consequences of Global Warming but taken little action. In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued an urgent report suggesting that the world is completely off-track and heading towards a global temperature rise of 3C which will have significant and dangerous impacts on the world.

We used to think if we could keep warming below two degrees this century, then the changes we would experience would be manageable. Not any-more. This new study says that going past 1.5C is dicing with the planet’s liveability. And the 1.5C temperature “guard rail” could be exceeded in just 12 years, by 2030 (BBC, 2018).

Global warming is caused by human activities such as burning fossil fuels and farming which produces high levels of CO2. Deforestation also plays an important part in regulating the climate as trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen.

Did you know that 4 billion trees are cut down each year to make paper?

With deforestation having a severe impact on the environment, businesses must now face the reality that their paper processes may be contributing towards climate change. With this in consideration, every business has the ethical responsibility of reviewing their archive and transitioning to a more digital way of working. Experts within the document scanning industry, Storetec assist businesses in the seamless transition of going paperless. We also provide document destruction services adhering to British Standards and from which, 100% of paper waste is recycled.

If you are concerned about your corporate responsibility to reduce paper waste and transition to a digital archive, please do not hesitate to contact Storetec today.

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