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Consider some of the environmental impact of using paper in our business:

  • Cutting trees that release oxygen for our environment
  • Energy usage and release of harmful gases in pulp and paper industry
  • Fuel consumption by air, rail, and road transport distributing reams of paper
  • Fuel consumption sending paper documents via ground & air courier services
  • Manufacturing printers, ink and toner cartridges

Consider the following facts about the paper and ink industry:

  • Paper consumption has tripled since 1960 and Americans generate 85 million tons of paper into the waste stream
  • The U.S. pulp and paper industry is the 2nd largest consumer of energy
  • EPA estimates that more than 400 million ink and 100 million toner cartridges end up in landfills each year
  • The average U.S. officer worker prints 10,000 pages per year

Consider the environmental impact of just 10 million pages:

  • 2,500 trees
  • 56,000 gallons of oil
  • 450 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 595,000 KW (kilowatts) of energy

   (Data Source: www.epa.gov)

So why is there still this perceived need for paper in the business work flow? Many people still believe that legally binding documents must be signed with wet ink signatures. As a result, this leads to printing masses of paper that are couriered to customer locations, signed and stored in filing cabinets and vaults. However, legislation has been passed to legalize and enforce electronic signatures. 

See -  Texas Uniform Electronic Transactions Act - Chapter 322

Keep Aransas County Beautiful is in the process of implementing online resources that provide for the following:

A number of benefits are achieved by going paperless:

  • Reduce business cost associated with paper, printers, copiers, fax machines, ink and toner cartridges
  • Eliminate filing cabinets and reduce office space
  • Conduct business in a mobile environment resulting in faster responses to customers
  • Increase efficiency of your staff by removing the time spent searching for and sending documents
  • Present a professional image to your customers with mobile computing solutions
  • Create faster business work flow by eliminating the time wasted on getting paper signatures on contracts and forms that need to be hand delivered
  • Secure backup of all documents
  • Real time updates and delivery of documents
  • Conduct business environmentally friendly and brag about it
  • And much more…

We believe that being good stewards of our many natural resources require that we set an example of environmental conservation for others to learn from and follow.

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Keep Aransas County Beautiful is committed to conducting all its activities in an environmentally friendly manner and eliminate the need for paper based solutions for our activities. This saves trees, protects our environment, and allows us to be more productive by saving time and money with everything we do.

♲ Going Paperless Commitment ♲