As technology continues to increase we find ourselves becoming more and more paperless in our homes, offices, and even in schools. Many people are fully embracing the world of technology, which in turn helps our environment by reducing the number of trees cut down for paper around the world.
Nowadays you can find anything on the internet. Whether it is the latest news, research, celebrity gossip, or items to purchase, you don’t have to go father than your computer. Therefore newspaper subscriptions, the use of public libraries, magazine subscriptions, and shopping in catalogs have declined sufficiently.
Other technologies like evites, e-books, and digital cameras also greatly reduce the destruction of trees. With the rising use of evites you don’t have to buy and send out paper invitations for events and parties anymore. E-book readers like the Kindle and Nook have taken over resulting in the reduction of 33 million books produced annually. Digital cameras also reduce the use of paper since you can now delete the pictures you don’t want or directly upload the pictures to your computer.
With Smartphones, you no longer have to print out things like coupons or boarding tickets. The use of mobile boarding tickets has increased 620% in the past year and is predicted to save over 270,000 miles of paper in the next five years, which is equivalent to 10 times the circumference of the earth.