How Technology Can Help us Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

Jul 03, 2018

How Technology Can Help us Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

With the move towards going green happening in offices and manufacturing facilities all over the world, we are seeing more and more ways that technology is making going green possible in many areas where we least expected it. In fact, areas where we already thought we were as eco-friendly as we could be, are becoming new focus points for business owners and managers in every industry from health and education, to legal, recruitment, finance and more.

We have already seen the time saving benefits of electronic signature software but did you know that it can also save us in other ways which enable us to save the planet as well?

Reducing Waste in the Workplace

Reducing Waste in the Workplace

With workplaces becoming more and more efficient every day, a growing trend involves the reduction of many office consumables such as ink, paper, postage and other essentials that we often overlook when it comes time to reduce waste.

Electronic signature technology has made it easier for us to reduce just how much paper and ink we use as well as enabling us to ship less documents and other paperwork that, previously, required a physical signature.

Paper and Ink Usage

Paper and Ink Usage

By using digital methods to send contracts, important documents and other traditional paper-based mail, your printers will use less ink and require less maintenance and they will require less paper as well. When you factor in how many times per week you reload the paper in your office printers or add new ink cartridges, the costs add up rather quickly. If you could just reduce the amount of paper and ink you use by 50%, you could save thousands of pounds every year or more which can translate into additional profits.

Shipping Factors

Shipping Factors

Postage has its own array of factors that make shipping less eco-friendly. Besides the original shipping rates your company pays to ship documents, there are also fuel usage and pollution caused by the shipping vehicles to factor in. You could easily reduce your carbon footprint by using digital methods to send documents rather than a delivery service.

If you are looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint and be eco-friendlier in the workplace, consider letting technology, including electronic signature software, be a valuable tool in your efforts to go green.

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