Summary: Wasting paper is a serious issue that takes place in all parts of society. Most of us are completely unaware of just how much paper is wasted on an annual basis or how to play a part when it comes to reducing the amount of paper waste. Here we detail 8 scary paper waste facts most people don't know and what you can do to make a difference.
Startups do things digitally. But companies that have been around for decades largely don’t. It seems impossible to believe, but 82% of companies are still paper-based.
“With all the lip service paid to innovation, it’s astounding that most businesses still use technology invented more than 2,000 years ago. We’ve entered the era of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and missions to Mars — yet only 18 percent of companies consider themselves paperless.”
With cloud servers and apps like Monday, Trello, and Evernote replacing paper calendars, notebooks, and whiteboards, it seems crazy to think that less than 20% of all companies in 2020 operate digitally. Not so crazy, though, when you consider that computers weren’t even part of the office environment 40 years ago.
Let’s take a look at the brief history of paper to digital documentation and nail down when paper processes will finally go digital.
When thinking about how to reduce paper use, investing in a digital document management system is just the beginning. You need to take steps to ensure the reduction of your paper use and allow for you to fully realize your document management system's capabilities. Your office has been relying on paper documents for years, so you can't simply do away with all of your paper at once. Here is how to reduce paper use without disrupting your business: