It takes 3 tons of wood to produce 1 ton of copy paper.
Production of 1 ton of copy paper produces 19,075 gallons of waste water
122ml of water for 1 sheet of A4 size paper.
Think twice before you print something! Don't forget that the planet where we live is not made only for humans. Stop the timber companies cutting down thousands of trees, just because your company is used to work with paper forms.
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