Hello sunshine 🙂
Today I want to share with you something more practical. Something that is a concern of each and everyone on our planet. Today I will talk about: Paper.
Specifically about going paper-less.
Did you know that the world produces more than 300 million tons of paper each year?
With our digital progress you might think that the usage of paper has decreased in the last couple of years, right? But actually it has increased (!) from 92 million tons to almost 300 million tons in the last 20 years.
But lets talk about you. If you’re the average worker/ student, then you use approximately 1kg (2lbs) of paper a day (on average).
And to produce this amount of paper 324 Liters of water is needed. Can you believe it?
So this is the reason why I went paperless.
Ok, no. I’m kidding.
I have only researched the facts, like now. Yes, shame on me. (not really)
So why did I go paperless?
To be honest I went paperless to make my life simple.
As you may know, I love to be organized. I love being on top of things, having a plan of where I store what and what is up next. At the same time I’m a minimalist. So I don’t love having many folders, papers, books ( that I will only read once), the list goes on and on. I’m a student so I have many subjects in school like Anatomy Neurology where I have to write a lot of notes. So I decided to make an experiment and go paperless.
I have been doing it for the past two weeks and I don’t want to go back.
I have been using the evernote app for notetaking and everything else. I created different notebooks for my school subjects and store all my notes and documents in there.
The best part of it is that i have all my notes with me at all times either on my phone or my tablet.
Aaahhh… pure bliss.
Advantages of going paperless
I have to tell you something… Going paperless bring so many profound advantages.
So here I will list the advantages I can think of at the moment.
- You have all your papers, notes and documents in a safe place with you at all times on ALL of your devices
- You only need to carry your phone/tablet/laptop (optional: bluetooth keyboard)
- Your bag is super light (lack of books, notebooks, pens, scripts)
- You take notes much faster
- You have less clutter on your desk
- Documents are easier to find
- You are actively saving the environment ( you are saving real trees!)
- You save money (not buying stationary)
- You get a huge satisfaction in being super effective
- You have more space at home
Well look at that beautiful list. Did I convince you? Well… I wasn’t actually trying.
So what do you think about going paperless? Do you have any questions? And did you maybe try going paperless yourself? Let me know in the comment below 😊💚
If you want to hear more on that topic (or anything else I write about) let me know as well 💙
Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Canada Environment, BuzzFeed (photo)