Why you should go paperless in 2013

January 3, 2013

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Are you still printing things out? Really?

Amazingly, the average office worker still uses about 10,000 sheets of paper per year, the EPA says.

To make a new push for a really paperless office, the “Paperless Coalition,” which includes Google Drive, HelloFax, Manilla, HelloSign, Expensify, Xero and Fujitsu ScanSnap, has launched a new campaign to get businesses to go paperless to save “time, money and trees,” TechCrunch reports.

“For the first time, it’s easy to sign, fax, and store documents without ever printing a piece of paper,” says Joseph Walla, HelloFax founder and CEO.

“It’s finally fast and simple to complete paperwork and expense reports, to manage accounting, pay bills and invoice others. The paperless office is here — we just need to use it.”

If you want to go paperless in 2013, you can take a pledge on paperless2013.org, which will also sign you up for the group’s monthly email newsletter.