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Save Paper

Paper is too valuable to waste. Your argument on that, “No, it isn’t!, it’s too cheap and costs a few bucks” Well let me explain how?

Around the world we use 1 million tones of paper everyday and 93% of paper comes from trees alone which we can call as virgin paper. Paper also accounts for half of municipal solid waste. The pulp and paper industry is the third largest consumer of energy and uses more water to produce a ton of product than any other industry and is one of the world’s major greenhouse gas emitters. About 20,000,000 trees are cut down annually for virgin paper used for production of books in the US alone and this figure is huge.

So think green and save the environment while saving you some money by using less paper. Anything we can do to save paper will help reduce the amount of trash going into landfills, and it will also reduce energy use and pollution associated with manufacturing, transporting, and recycling new paper products. Perhaps most importantly, when we save paper, we reduce the need to cut down trees to make new paper.

Convinced? Still not, Read on…

Producing one ton of paper requires 2-3 times its weight in trees. Making paper from recycled content rather than virgin fiber creates 74 percent less air pollution and 35 percent less water pollution.

Too much of this paper usage is wasteful and unnecessary and puts huge pressures on the environment. Take action now for the environment – save forests, save paper, save money. Paper usage in many parts of the word is on the rise. Expanding production and pulp wood harvesting threatens some of the last remaining natural forests and the people and wildlife that depend on them. The world’s paper hunger also significantly contributes to climate change. I personally admit that computers and technology has actually led to the increase in paper consumption but technology and computers help too.

Easy actions can make a big difference for the environment.

  1. Follow the golden rule. “Think before you print”.
  2. Use both sides of the paper for printing.
  3. Check your draft 2-3 times on screen before you actually hit the print button.
  4. Use what technology has provided you, send emails, scan documents and send electronically rather than scanning copies and sending.
  5. Use the print range feature, print current page etc to print only what you need.
  6. Don’t throw away misprints instead use them as drafts or print on the other side.
  7. Buy recycled paper, a ton of paper made from recycled paper, as opposed to virgin paper, saves the equivalent of 4,100 kilowatt hours of energy, 7000 gallons of water, 60 pounds of air emissions, and 3 cubic yards of landfill space.
  8. Opt for electronic bank statements, credit card statements, bills.
  9. Save paper in your workplace.

Few points mentioned above can help a lot in saving environment, avoiding environmental hazards and saving trees before disaster strikes. We humans have created technology for our use; we cannot become slave of what we have created by using earth’s natural resources instead think about giving back to environment what we have taken from it.

I guess we must be convinced by now; how valuable paper is? Readers, please share actions which can help save paper and how you are implementing them in your daily routine.

Statistics Source: WWF International and Stats available on internet.

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Comments on: "Save Paper Save Environment Save Earth" (22)

  1. I like this article because I found it very useful for all human beings. We should start thinking and LOVE our earth. Thanks Rahul for the information.

  2. Its a really good piece of information. I liked it and would be spreading the message of saving papers among my friends and colleagues. We should and must act now to save our planet.

  3. Dear Rahul,

    Very interesting article and help start thinking seriously on saving trees by saving paper.

    May I publish it again in our website, giving you credit?

    Best regards

  4. I can download assignments and sharing notes online and no need to print them in papers (Save Environment). Moreover, if I missed any lecture, or I couldn’t attend it, I can listen and watch the recorded

  5. As a responsible student I will work on ,to your commands.

  6. Anonymous said:

    After reading your article I feel that by saving paper we are saving trees. Trees are the most important part of our life. As we use papers in our day to day life we waste many papers which we can recycled but we don’t. After reading your article Rahul many would be inspired as I am….and I too feel that you are a ocean of water for saving paper saving trees.

  7. I feel your article is inspiring. I will always follow your blogs. I also feel you are a inspiration for all. You are a nature lover or what? I today got it that by saving paper we can save many things in nature. All of us know that we can recycle paper but anyone don’t. I really feel after reading your blog many must have been stop wasting paper as I…..God Bless You. You are an ocean of saving environment………. Rahul the best…….I mean your blogs are the best

    • Thanks Hitesh…delighted I am 🙂 Hope together we all can save enough paper and make our mother earth green and clean.

  8. Divyanshu said:

    Hi Rahul,
    You have a valid point that We humans have created technology for our use; we cannot become slave of what we have created by using earth’s natural resources.
    we can use different technologies to save paper .please go through the below link..This web App will help to reduce paper.
    http://www.gopasto.com

    This web app helps one to manage documents digitally.
    Thanks.

  9. Anonymous said:

    Extremely useful info. Well done!

  10. really we are polluting the eatth from the wastage of paper save the paper save the trees for a b

    etter future

  11. Sumit gaurav said:

    I get an holyday home work to write a essay on save paper and save environment i get A++ in that rahul sir

  12. Nice don’t miss use the paper
    It’s my request and my pesonal feelings and
    And all of you please friends
    If you want clean earth

  13. Shouryka choudhary said:

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