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08 Feb 2019

Totally Green Reasons to Go Paperless in 2019

Protecting the environment should be a worldwide priority by now. Every organization should do their part, and one way to do so is by going paperless with GlobalSign’s Digital Signing Service.

It’s weird how we still rely on paper transactions when we’re already living in a time when everything’s digital. How about we keep up with the times and make all transactions digital already? This week, we’ll be listing down the environmental reasons why you should get rid of all them paper. Keep your eyes glued on the GlobalSign blog next week for more reasons to go paperless.

Reduce Air Pollution

Making paper involves using machinery that produces more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. For over 1 tonne of paper, over 1.5 tonnes of CO2 emission pollutes the air instantly. Moving all those paper around the world will require vehicles, including your company’s delivery service, which in turn contributes to more air pollution. And all of these just to send a signed physical document somewhere? Maybe it’s time to consider signing your documents digitally and help reduce harmful pollutants in the air.

Reduce Waste Pollution

Aside from the dirty air, relying on paper can also contribute to the high number of waste that’s already polluting our oceans. Think about it—it’s not like shredded documents just disappear when you throw then in the bin. The average office uses 10,000 pieces of paper in a year. What if every office shredded these papers? Wouldn’t it be easier to just store these documents on a computer where you can dispose any file with a few clicks? That’s how going paperless can save the earth big time.

Save The Trees

It’s not a secret that making paper requires cutting down trees. In the US alone, 68 million trees get the axe just to make enough paper for a year. Imagine the amount of tress every company will save once they migrate all their transactions online. Your local forest shelter will thank you for choosing a service like Digital Signing Service for sending and receiving important documents. Plus, keeping the tree safe will help make the air we breathe a lot cleaner. It’s a win-win situation your company simply can’t ignore.

Save Some Water

Meanwhile, people don’t even realize that making paper also requires water. Every one sheet of paper requires three gallons of water to make. That’s a bit much, don’t you think? By going paperless, your company can also help conserve the water in our already drying planet. Signing your documents digitally is so easy right now, you can do it on your mobile device while you’re sipping a refreshing cup of water that you saved from going paperless.

Prevent Deforestation

Deforestation is a separate problem because it’s not only the trees that are affected, all living species that rely on trees as shelter also have a stake on this matter. Most of the endangered species in the world happen to live in forests, and mankind is already taking 18.7 million acres of forests in a year. Just take the orangutans as an example. 50,000 of these loveable creatures died in the last 50 years due to different methods of deforestation. This alone should be enough to go paperless, don’t you think?

GlobalSign can help you get started with your Digital Signing Service. To learn more about digital signatures, check out our official website. You can also sign up for our free eBook on digital signatures.

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