The Surprising Cost of Paper

What’s the cost of paper to the environment and your office? It’s larger than you think.

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Visualizing paper usage

10,000 Sheets of paper are used a year by the average office worker.

344 pounds of paper is recovered for recycling from each person living in the United States.

How much paper is actively being produced?

The United States and Canada are the world’s largest producers of paper and paper products. Finland, Japan, and Sweden are the next largest producers.

In 1997, the total weight of world paper and paperboard production was equivalent to 200,000 VW Beetles.

126% increase in paper production over the last 20 years.

Computer usage is not decreasing the amount of paper we use.

How much would 120,000 pounds of paper save?

  • 1,000 Trees
  • 22,800 Gallons of oil
  • 2,400,000 Kilowatts of energy
  • 420,000 Gallons of Water

Paper: The price you pay

Each filing cabinet costs 1,500$ per year. Every 12 cabinets require an additional employee to maintain and operate.

40% percentage of time lost searching for files by a typical employee.

70% of today’s businesses would fail within 3 weeks due to a fire or flash flood.

18 mins the average time it takes to find a document.

Every 12 seconds a document is lost by a large organization in the U.S. Soon there will be 4 trillion documents stored by government and business agencies.