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Save Paper With Online Document Management

Zoho Docs | October 31, 2011 | 2 min read
Here are some startling facts I came across online, about paper and its consumption in the US:

  • Every year the U.S. uses nearly 3.7 million tons of paper – that is more than 700 billion sheets
  • A Xerox survey reveals that U.S. office workers print more than 1,000 pages a
    month; the national annual average is 10,000 – 12,000 sheets per worker
  • Other studies by Xerox  reveal that office workers throw away 45 percent of their documents within 24 hours of printing them
  • With all the office paper businesses waste every year a 12-foot high wall of paper from New York to California could be built.
  • It takes one 15-year old tree to produce half a box of paper.
  • 10,000 sheets of paper per year are used by a single US office worker. If a box of paper contains 5,000 sheets and costs $32, that’s $64 and 4 trees per employee. For an office of 100 employees, that’s a whopping $6400 and 400 trees!


From the 
the facts mentioned above you can see that offices use vast quantities of paper, which mostly end up as waste. This is where online document management services such as Zoho Docs can help businesses reduce their usage of paper.

By using document management services such as Zoho Docs, you no longer have to create documents on paper. Instead, you can create, store and share your documents online. This not only leads to reduced paper consumption but increases the efficiency at work, saves time, money, and resources.

So, how would your business benefit going the paperless route, by using online document management ?

Save time: Reduce time spent on searching for a document from hours to minutes

Save Office Space: Reduce file cabinet and storage space in your office, making your work environment clutter-free.

Access anytime anywhere: 
Store all your files online and access them from anywhere

Get Quicker access to information: Get all your documents organized in one place and retrieve the required document with ease

Safety and Security: Set access privileges for documents so only the people you want to share the document with get to access it. You no longer have to worry about a document getting lost or misplaced. And lastly…

Go Green:  Reduce the amount of paper you use. The less paper we use, the less trees are cut down, which would be a step in saving our fast diminishing natural environment.

Zoho Docs is helping businesses save paper and go green by offering online document management. We would like to know if there is anything that you’ve done or you would suggest to “save paper”?

  1. www.dlssoftwarestudios.com

    Get all your documents organized in one place and retrieve the required document with ease.

  2. JeiCee

    One of the useful ways to save trees – online documentation. You will need not to worry about papers any more except, if you are going to print your documents…Thanks for sharing.

  3. shredding Austin

    Paper is one of the most wasted item and this needs to be stopped because more trees are getting cut just to be able to manufacture this product. What we can do it cut back from printing too many copies of documents and reusing other items so that we no longer have to frequently buy new ones.

  4. shredding Houston

    Papers are generally being used by most people not only in offices but also in schools and houses as well. As a result more trees are being cut down in order to make more papers. It is already a big problem for we no longer have enough resources. Papers can be shred off if they are no longer needed for there are companies who are offering this kind of service and they recycle it to become more useful.