LOGINSMS is dedicated to ensuring its activities do not negatively impact the environment but rather bring solutions in limiting the use of naturalresources and therefore reducing its consequences on the country.
Around the world, nearly 4 billion trees or 35% of the total trees cut are used in paper industries on every continent. The statisticsshow that the world consumption of paper has grown four hundred percent in the last 40 years. Even though paper is everywhere, organizations and businesses often forget to include paper as a specificline item in their yearly budgets. Many reports show it’s a huge mistake since a lot of elements enter in the evaluation of the true cost of paper such as the storage, the misfiled and lost ofdocuments, the waste and labor costs. Although it is an office necessity for some essential tasks, it has been clearly demonstrate that it has an environmental cost. Creating paper from trees requires a lot ofnatural resources:
• Trees: Between 40-50% wood pulp goes toward the production of paper. Negative environmental impacts occur at three stages in the life cycle of paper. It starts with theharvesting of trees for fiber, continues with the processing of wood fiber into pulp for making paper, and finishes with the disposal of paper products at the end of their useful life.
• Water:It takes more than 1½ cups of water to make one sheet of paper.
• Energy: 40 reams of paper are like 1.5 acres of pine forest absorbing carbon for a year. Trees are also ‘carbon sinks’ and everytree that is not cut down for paper usage is able to absorb C02 gasses. Thus, reducing paper use reduces greenhouse gases.
In 1923, forests covered nearly 60 percent of Haiti; today theycover less than 2 percent. Haiti’s deforestation has been the result of population’s need for cheap energy. Deforestation has led to soil erosion which has decreased agricultural yields and...