World Paper Free Day – November 6, was launched by the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM – www.aiim.org).
On this day, businesses and people are encouraged to stop using paper for one day in order to stop being so reliant on paper.
According to research, the average office worker uses about four dozens sheets of paper per day, of which about half is considered waste. Despite all modern technology, a lot of businesses still have traditional-based filing systems which require considerable space, equipment and maintenance. AIIM encourages such businesses to participate in World Paper Free Day to see the benefits of a paperless office.
Going paperless helps businesses save space and money, boost productivity and keep information more secure while also making sharing it easier. Besides, paperless offices help the environment: the less paper we use, the less trees are chopped down to make it.