Earth Day 2021: How to save our planet one digital document at a time

Save the trees by using more PDFs! 

No seriously…one of the biggest ways to reduce waste is by not producing it. Digital documents and PDFs are inadvertently sustainable for our planet because they replace the need for paper documents. You can convert any paper document into digital content, allowing your business to go paperless – or at least use less of it. Not only do PDFs help you save trees, but they also will save you money. 

Storing and filing physical files is costly and not practical. Turning your paper files into digital documents makes it easier to find and preserve your documents for years. PDF/A is a version of the PDF format specifically for archiving and long-term preservation, ensuring that your PDF documents will be accessible and displayed correctly years from now. Many of our PDF solutions can help you convert your documents to PDF/A or check for PDF/A compliance.

You can also save money by not printing documents that can be managed digitally. Signing physical documents will one day be extinct, as digital signatures are rapidly becoming the norm. Digital signatures allow you to get documents signed electronically, minimizing cost and effort by not having to rely on using paper, ink, printing, or scanning. 

Okay, so we talked about PDFs being sustainable for the environment and how they can save you money, now let’s talk about how PDFs are also sustainable for business because of their widespread use worldwide. PDF (Portable Document Format) was created so that any operating system or computer can open and view the file as it was intended to be used. Because it’s so good at what it was intended to do, PDF has and will continue to be used for the foreseeable future.

So start using more PDFs and save the trees and our planet!

In all seriousness, as we celebrate Earth Day, let’s remember the importance of taking care of our planet and continuing our push for a more sustainable future. If you’re interested in learning more about our document management tools and solutions and how we can help your business decrease your carbon footprint by implementing PDFs in your workflow, please don’t hesitate to contact us! 

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