When Theodor Seuss Geisel, whom you probably know as Dr. Seuss, set out to write “The Lorax,” he wanted to give kids a reason to care about the environment. Having witnessed the destruction of natural areas near his home in La Jolla, California. For Geisel was deeply concerned for future generations and decided to make an appeal to them through a story. The problem was, he didn’t want it to sound like propaganda. He genuinely wanted the public to accept the work and share its message.
The infographic comes from a blog post we wrote earlier this week to help businesses save money while going a little greener.
So here’s the info. TSheets have 1.1M employees tracked per day in 2016. All which amounts to 27,500 weekly time sheets. I’m not done yet! All which weighs 28.7 tons per week! That’s the size of 19 Toyota Prii (yes that’s the plural!).
Paper production – and waste – to double
From 2010 to 2060, the global consumption of pulp and paper is expected to double. The same will the amount of paper waste. An increased paper production will also add further to the pressure on the world’s forests that are already in a critical state – and constantly getting worse.
From 2001 to 2019, a total of 386 million hectares of forest were lost globally (in all forest types combined). This loss represents an almost 10 % decrease in tree cover. All since 2000.
Paper comes from Trees…
In today’s electronic age, people are starting to consider going paperless. But there’s still a long way to go before we lose our dependence on this very important human product.
From our newspapers to our paper wrappings, paper is still everywhere and most of them are ending up in our landfills creating a staggering amount of paper waste. There was a time when paper was a rare and precious commodity. Now it fills our planet. It was initially invented as a tool for communication, but today, paper is used more for packaging.
To produce paper takes twice the energy used to produce a plastic bag. Everything takes energy to produce.
In the case of paper, it also involves cutting down trees. Deforestation is one of the main environmental problems we’re facing in these times. 42% of all global wood harvest is used to make paper. Is it really worth it to cut down our life saving trees for this product?