Carbonica has launched a campaign for a paperless future, as part of its vision to prevent deforestation. The campaign "The future is paperless" was unveiled at an event held at Le Meridien Hotel in Piccadilly on Saturday.
The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness and encourage people to make small changes in their daily lives and consume less paper.
The main message of the campaign is:
1. Avoid purchasing newspapers and magazines, and read them online instead. This will save paper and encourage publishers to increase the quality and choice of the online content. Don't accept free newspapers either.
2. If you must read a magazine in paper form, read it at a bookstore cafe or share it with friends.
3. Switch to e-books. Buying an e-reader is an excellent investment and downloading e-books at a fraction of the hardcopy cost will save you money in the long run. Also it will save a lot of paper, free up space, and enable you to read a large choice of books and newspapers on the go. E-readers can also store other documents and they can display e-books with audio and video content. If you are considering buying a title, always check if the e-book version is available.
4. Get your utilities bills and bank statements online. It is much easier to administer. If you need to send a letter, use online services such as nomorepost.com.
5. Use the computer or a handheld organiser to write notes, rather than paper notebooks.
6. And finally, recycle the rest! Recycling can only be done a limited number of times, so it is more important not to use paper in the first place.
Perpetua Sachs described Carbonica's vision of a "paperless office" of the 21st century.
"The idea that any form of paper is necessary for business is completely flawed" she said. "Paper clutters desks, creates heaps of rubbish and has a tendency to become rapidly chaotic. The paperless office is infinitely superior, like a computer is to a file cabinet."
The desk of the paperless office contains an electronic organiser, an electronic writing table from which notes can be transfered to the screen and stored in the computer, and documents are transfered from the desktop to portable devices such as e-readers and memory sticks to work on the go.
Future e-readers will contain a writing tablet application to be able to write annotations on existing documents. "The idea of working on the train with bulging folders of papers is obsolete and will be soon replaced by the e-reader."
Invoicing will be 100% electronic and shops will be able to send an electronic receipt to the customer's mobile phone, rather than handing it in paper form.
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