How DocPro is contributing to protecting the environment
How DocPro is contributing to protecting the environmentApril 5, 2022 Comments Off on How DocPro is contributing to protecting the environment
Digital transformation can be an important tool in addressing critical environmental issues. Apart from direct impact in saving trees and conservation of energy used in converting those trees into paper and in transporting paper products, digital transformation indirectly reduces negative environmental impacts like natural resource consumption, pollution and waste.
Approximately 1 billion trees’ worth of paper is thrown away every year in the U.S., according to statistics collected by St. Charles County of Missouri. Approximately 15 million tonnes of paper are wasted or thrown away in India every year. Over two million trees are felled every day for global paper consumption that is four billion trees are cut every year to serve our paper needs.
By implementing DocPro and taking the first step to go paperless, you help to reduce C02 (carbon dioxide) emissions. Cutting down a single tree to produce 17 reams of paper causes around 50 kgs of C02 being released into the atmosphere. Trees act as carbon sinks by absorbing atmospheric carbon. The average tree can absorb around a ton i.e., 1000 kgs of C02 in its lifetime. By going paperless you actively help in reducing the CO2 in in our environment.
Paper manufacturing is also a major contributor to environmental pollution. It produces sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide, which contribute to acid rain, greenhouse gases and water pollution. Approximately 26% of waste dumped in landfill sites is discarded paper and paperboard, according to The World Counts. In addition, when paper rots, it creates methane gas, which is 25 times as toxic as carbon dioxide.
Vehicle emissions due to logistics related to movement of trees to paper factories and movement of paper products to warehouses, distribution centres and retail outlets are also contributing to environment pollution.
By going paper-less DocPro helps in reducing the negative impacts on the environment on multiple fronts by saving trees, reducing pollution, saving real-estate and saving time by bringing efficiency to business processes.