The environment is changing drastically because of several factors. Recycling paper can help reduce the harmful effects by saving trees.
FREMONT, CA: Organizations are recognizing the business and environmental benefits of recycling their waste. The UK uses 12.5 million tonnes of paper every year, and out of those numbers, 67 percent of paper and cardboard is recycled. Recycling paper has a lot of positive effects on the environment such as reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; recycling uses 70 percent less water and energy as compared to creating them from new trees; recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees.
Organizations must adopt a green office policy that consists of the three Rs – reduce, reuse, and recycle. Organizations can reduce paper consumption by setting all printers to default double-sided printing. Another measure an organization can take is to remove all the paper cups from the office. Recycling must be integrated into all departments, such as purchasing, human resources, and materials management. Workplace crimes are on the rise. Documents inside the recycle bin may contain sensitive information such as status reports, invoices, performance reviews, or even meeting notes. This confidential information can be used against the organizations and their clients. Organizations must introduce a shred all policy when they are no longer required.
Partnering with a professional document destruction provider that secures the documents with locked bins and ships them for recycling is one of the measures. The organization does not have to sort the documents and remove staples beforehand. Sharing the results of recycling with the employees might also encourage them to recycle more. Few of the shredding companies disclose the number of trees that were saved by shredding and recycling.
Publications use recycled paper to avoid paper waste through a sheer number of issues produced and sold. Junk mails are made from recycled paper which is also used for stamps, business cards, and calendars. Recycled paper is often used for the production of stationery products such as notebooks, office paper, envelopes, and calendars. A range of disposable products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues are also made from recycled paper which is a better option as compared to using raw material. Recycling has other benefits as disposing paper would release methane and carbon dioxide, which is a pollutant. Thus, recycling is beneficial for the environment.