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How The Paperless Office Might Happen

You probably don’t need to look any further than your own desk to realise that the oft-discussed vision of a paperless office hasn’t happened yet. This infographic highlights survey results that suggest we might be getting closer to that vision.

Three key factors make using less paper more likely: well-accepted document standards, the popularity of remote working, and the use of cloud-based services. The decline of print media also means less paper to recycle in that department (there was a time when newspaper was my biggest recycling challenge; these days, it seems to be bottles and tins). The survey data was collected by Nitro PDF, who produce Lifehacker’s favourite free PDF reading software.

Check out the full infographic below, see our guide to going paperless for more specific tactics, and share your own thoughts on going paperless in the comments.

[via Nitro PDF]


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