MARCH 10, 2022

Carbon Footprint - Paper Business Cards

Environmental Impact - Deforestation
  • Each year 100 billion business cards are produced worldwide leading to the potential loss of approaching 6 million trees. Almost 42% of wood harvested globally is used to make paper, leading to Deforestation. The use of so many trees to make paper is of major concern since 50% of all terrestrial carbon is stored in trees.

  • Doesn’t it feel like every day we are bombarded with more bad news about the planet? Rising oceans. Warming climates. Ecosystem impact, and more. None of it good for us, or polar bears.

  • Here’s the good news: we can create real change just by changing the way we currently Share Contacts by using eCards instead of paper business cards – and reducing our carbon footprint on the planet by choosing a quality sustainable solution from ShareEcard.

    • Paper Production: Very water intensive, 324 litres of water required to produce 1KG of paper.
    • Transportation: Most paper comes from Russia, Finland, Malaysia, Indonesia, Canada, India and China. From there its transported to local printers and then the printed cards are shipped to different customer addresses.
    • Printing and Packaging: Processes for coating paper, including the actual printing. The ink used for printing uses various types of toxic chemicals. Packaging / boxes for printed cards.
    • End-of-Life: 90% of paper business cards end up in a landfill. Paper decomposes releasing methane gas that is over 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2. Paper comprises 50% of business waste, 33% of municipal waste and 25% of waste going to landfills.
    • Do you want to increase your “Digital Footprint” OR your “Carbon Footprint”?
  • In today’s business environment, companies cannot settle for incremental improvement; they must periodically undergo performance transformations to get, and stay, on top and now adays also consider the environmental impact.

  • Sustainability and Responsibility Is the New Standard.

    At ShareEcard we’re focusing on delivering responsible, sustainable products. Not only because it’s good for our business, but also because it’s the right thing to do for the future of our planet. We help our customers set themselves apart from competitors by providing innovations in processes and products that exceed expectations of sustainability.

  • In the past there was too much emphasis on our Company Culture, “our way” of doing things, “our senior management” needs, etc. Now that type of thinking and excuses are out of date. Now we really need a sense of oneness to help with Climate issues.

  • We know that digital is the new normal. The people today are digitally grounded and simply will not revert. Society is moving away from “one time use” culture and people want to contribute to the health of planet by acting sustainably.

  • We are confident that accelerated growth in Contact Sharing Digitally will continue, leading to a permanent redrawing of the landscape of the Paper Business Cards industry worldwide."

  • Go Green, Go Paperless!!

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