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How To Make Your Business Greener

Is there really any excuse not to limit the damage you are having on the planet? In this day and age, it’s hard to ignore the negative impact that modern living is having on the environment. Fortunately, caring about the wider implications of your choices in the corporate world doesn’t necessarily have to be at odds with being successful in business.

Let’s look at some of the ways you can make greener choices in the business world.

Switch to Online Faxing

Fax machines are the top energy-consuming office equipment, according to Energy Star. But turning off your fax machine means you could risk missing an important fax coming through. Just one fax machine can consume up to 321 kilowatt-hour of energy a year, which amounts to annual carbon dioxide emissions of almost 200 kilograms. If you were to add up all the fax machine emissions globally, it is an astronomical amount of C02.

It may be surprising to learn that just half a box of printing paper equals cutting down a 15-year-old tree. Then there are the vast amounts of ink cartridges required, which can take up to 450 years to fully decompose in a landfill.

We can easily remedy these undesirable and destructive problems by switching to one of the best online fax services available. Faxing via the internet allows users to send and receive fax from a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet and entirely eliminates the need for paper or any other heavy-C02-producing office equipment.

Online faxing also has the added benefit of letting users choose which faxes need a paper copy, thus eliminating unnecessary wastage of paper and trees, as well as the elimination of sending ink cartridges and toners to landfills around the world.


Switch To Cloud Storage

Instead of filing cabinets, consider switching to storing and sharing your documents on the cloud. This is one of the biggest steps you can take to make your business as paper-free as possible. Not only will you save trees, but also space and energy. You can also utilize a smaller space, which can reduce rental costs and your employees will spend less time filing and more time doing more productive work.

Online solutions such as Dropbox and Keepitsafe are a couple of the more popular options to consider.

Share Drives for Internal Documents.

Online services such as Google Docs making collaborating on a shared document much easier and hassle-free than using a physical paper copy. It not only can allow for quicker more efficient workflow between colleagues but can also save numerous versions of the same document being circulated and thus save energy, money, and the environment.

To Sum Up

Given the state of the environment in this day and age, the responsibility falls on both big and small corporations – as well as individuals – to ensure that our actions have as little of a negative effect as possible. Doing business successfully doesn’t have to mean unrestrained destruction on the natural world.

By switching to online faxing services, utilizing cloud storage and share drives, you can greatly limit the C02 footprint of your business, limit unnecessary paper usage, and cut down on the physical space your business needs to operate in.

the authorABHIYAN
Abhiyan Chhetri is a cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Abhiyan is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.

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