Today, every person, and every organization, whether it is a small company or corporation, use lots of paper every day. Hotels and hostels are no exception. Apart from preparing documentation, they provide each guest with a book containing all the necessary information, such as telephone numbers, restaurants and bars, hotel services and other information. However, printing these booklets every year requires large amounts of wood, which negatively affects our planet. DeskBell service helps to resolve this issue to a certain degree.
Let’s say an average weight of an info book roughly equals to ten A4 folded pages or 2 oz. /0.11 lb. if there are 1,500,000 hotels all over the world and each one has about 100 rooms, all the paper for info books amounts to 8,250 tons. But the major part of information changes fast (such as telephone numbers or restaurant pricing), and they become irrelevant quickly. What shall we do? Print a new version? It means more waste and more damage to the environment.
And now let’s imagine all the hotels stopped utilizing books and booklets and started to use DeskBell. According to Save a Tree project, 2,000 lb. of waste paper saves 9 trees. So 8,250 tons can save around 75,000 trees in a year! Is it a lot? It depends. For example, in New York Central Park, which has about 26,000 trees. DeskBell can save two central parks! Montreal’s Angrignon Park has more than 20,000 trees, so DeskBell could have saved three Montreal’s parks. Also, 75,000 trees equals to four Quingnianhu Parks in Beijing (more than 16,000 trees), or four botanical gardens in Xian, the famous historical and cultural center in China, or five Retiro Parks in Madrid (more than 15,000 trees). Pretty impressive, right?
As more hotels start to use DeskBell, the benefit for the environment becomes more obvious. Of course, we cannot save all the trees on the planet, but these 75,000 are also a contribution to preserving the nature. Every paper page converted to digital will save many trees, which are and always will be the lungs of our planet.
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