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Ripcord is a robotics digitization startup that can help offices go paperless by scanning paper records at scale and making the data searchable. A few data points about Ripcord:

  • In 2018, Ripcord has scanned more than 5,000,000 sheets of paper. That's more than 10,000 reams of paper, which is roughly 35 tons of paper in total.
  • It saved nearly 1,800 gallons of oil and 57,000 gallons of fresh water through this recycling of paper.
  • In 2019, Ripcord will provide a sapling for every tree they save. (It takes roughly 10 boxes recycled to generate the same amount of paper as it would from one tree.)

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