Can we imagine a paperless world?Paper is very important for the world. A school, a college, an institute or any Organisation is using paper for many of their operations. Hard copies of all communication are being filed. Paper consumption is very high. But the paper manufacturing industry uses a lot of wood as an important raw material in the process. This is causing a big threat to the universe. A lot of paper is being recycled but that alone will not be sufficient for the paper industry.
As a part of environmental protection, many people started using paper to the lowest possible and paperless office and paperless administration are picking up. The development of Digital Technologies supported this movement.
Even in colleges also usage of Tablets and Laptops is increasing and consequently, there is a decrease in paper usage.
COVID 19 has encouraged many to stop reading the printed version of Newspaper and many are reading them online. But still many people are not getting out of the habit of reading the printed version.
Emails, messages, WhatsApp, smartphone etc. made us stop writing letters for communications with friends and relatives.
Online money transactions also helped a lot and we avoided filling forms by going to banks.
All these actions put together helped a lot in reducing paper consumption and helped the environment.
With all these initiatives going stronger, can we aim for a paperless world? Can digital technologies help us with this concept?
This is my entry for the contest
August 2020 Topic-based TOW - Paper