It’s ranked third as the most energy-intensive of all manufacturing industries and is among the highest emitter of greenhouse gases in the manufacturing sector. By cutting out paper business cards, we help reduce deforestation, energy usage, waste and climate change emissions, while saving water and contributing to cleaner air.
In turn, this helps towards putting an end to negative social impacts including human rights and land rights abuses of indigenous people and local communities associated with paper production all around the world.
Businesses can help address the many targets of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The environmental, social, and economic impacts of trees make them an important part of achieving global sustainable development.
The demand for paper continues to increase faster than any other wood product—by 2060, paper consumption will, at minimum, double from where it is today. If sustainability efforts don’t increase throughout certain regions in our world, we can expect to see more environmental degradation, destruction of animal ecosystems, and displacement of citizens.
Going paperless with Squiqr Pro
An average professional who uses 500-1000 business cards per year can save:
sheets of paper
Gallons of water
For every new Squiqr Business card, one new tree will be planted helping towards reforestation.
The world’s biodiversity depends on our forests. Aside from the the huge array of insects, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, plants and trees that live there, rainforests are also home to indigenous communities around the world. More species are becoming endangered every year and families are losing their homes and way of life.
Deforestation from paper production is causing millions of acres of carbon trapping trees to be destroyed yearly, releasing billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and contributing as much as 25% to the causes of global warming. We rely on trees, which create the oxygen we breathe and remove and store harmful carbon dioxide, helping to reduce the greenhouse effect.
In addition, paper waste, which accounts for 50% of a company’s waste, emits methane. Methane is another type of greenhouse gas that is 20x more potent than CO2 trapping heat into our atmosphere.
6 Pillars of Reforestation
These are the 6 benefits of reforestation we focus on in our projects.
Trees take in harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe.