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Waste At Work

WASTE AT WORK paper usage in the office 100 k TONS 5,260,000 tons of office paper were wasted in the US in 2010. WHAT GOES INTO MANAGING DOCUMENTS filing cabinets & storage space mailing printing costs costs distribution purchasing staff time spent handling paper paper If you have 10 locations which overnights documents in each week for processing then the costs are: SMTW TFS 2$ 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 $10,400 24 25 26 27 28 per year in shipping costs 10 locations x 52 weeks x $20/package The average office worker uses over 10,000 sheets of paper per year, about 1,410 of those are This is an avoidable $80 annual cost per employee. unnecessary. Electronic filing eliminates long-term document and storage costs. AN AVERAGE ORGANIZATION: Spends $20 in labor searching for each misfiled document Spends 25 hrs Loses Spends $20 recreating each lost document of every 20 in labor to file each document documents ORGANIZATION Over 45% of the files in those cabinets are duplicates. 80% are never accessed again. Over 50% of office spaces are still dedicated to filing and document storage. S M T WT F The annual amount of hours professionals spend reviewing files totals to about 21 days, & about another 6 days searching for misplaced files. 1 4 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 BENEFITS & SAVINGS TIME SPACE SECURITY EE THE ABILITY TO EASILY ACCESS DOCUMENTS & INFORMATION HELPS YOU PROVIDE BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE. http://epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/municipal/pubs/2010_MSW_Tables_and_Figures_508.pdf, http://begreen.botw.org/2012/06/printers-and-paper-environmental-concerns/, http://www.eco-officiency.com/downloads/InformIT_Cost_of_Managing_Paper.pdf, http://scansnapcommunity.com/features/3148-the-surprising-cost-of-managing-paper-documents/ PAPER ALTERNATIVES: PAPERSAVE Efficiency. Simplified. 3.

Waste At Work

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U.S. businesses use a lot of paper every year, consuming more than 5.2 million tons in 2010.

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