Is your business card increasing your carbon footprint?

Dec 28, 2022

We are all aware that the world is facing a severe environmental crisis and yet there is reluctance in changing our consumption patterns. In the words of the actor and environment activist Leonardo DiCaprio, “We have only got one planet. Yet many of us live like we have three to four more.”

Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is the need of the hour. We need to use our natural resources prudently with minimal damage to the environment. Making the right balance between using the resources to meet our present needs and conserving them for the future is the key. Sustainable development emerged as a concept in the 1960s when global industrialization was taking form but gained only true importance and understanding in the late 1990s.

At CardByte, we believe that providing alternatives to the way we live our lives and do business is the key. The concept of digital business cards reduces paper requirements and can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

Paper business cards are a paper-thin solution

It takes 17 trees to make one tonne of paper. And for every tonne of paper, 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. This increase in the release of greenhouse gases leads to a global rise in temperatures.

Living in the 21st century and still clinging to the business card concept of the 20th century is a bit redundant. What’s more astonishing is that 8 out of 10 of these business cards get shipped to a landfill in no time. That’s 300,000 liters of water going down the drain, quite literally! CardByte helps to reduce the burden on the environment with digital contact management solutions that are both green and sustainable.

Contactless- COVID

If we were living in a COVID-free world, exchanging business cards would be the first preference at events and platforms to grow your business network. The pandemic has changed it all. In a society where maintaining at least 6 feet of distance and wearing masks is the new normal, shifting to digital business cards is seeing an upward trend. The post-pandemic world will look very different as most businesses go down the digital path in almost every aspect. It is now tme to lead your elevator pitch in style with CardByte.

More than just a piece of paper

Digital cards offer a platform where one is not limited to a standard size. A person can add updated profiles, which the user can receive and share with his network to keep all of them in the loop.

Time to save big

Businesses spend an average of 9,855 USD per 100 employees every year on business cards. Compare that to the average cost of having digitized business cards and you land up saving a significant amount of money. There is also an added advantage of keeping digital cards up to date without wasting paper or money; on getting them reprinted every time you change your number or decide to upgrade the card style. Digital cards from CardByte are hassle-free and economical.

Contact Management. Simplified.

Keeping a track of things that one uses every day can be challenging. All of us have misplaced car keys, credit cards, and wallets on multiple occasions. One can only imagine how hard it is to remember where they’ve kept that one business card, they took from someone about a week ago. Digitized cards not only help you declutter your wallet and purses, but they are also easy for you to keep track. CardByte offers you a chance of keeping your work contacts organized and easy to locate.

Where creativity meets simplicity

Digital cards open up creative opportunities for one to make an impact with business cards. People may recall a business based on its unique digital card. CardByte offers design and colour options to choose from and helps you make a lasting impression as well as impact the environment in a positive way. So go ahead and reduce your carbon emission.