Paper has its purpose, but with most major businesses, educational institutions and individual households neglecting to properly recycle paper products, it is becoming a major concern for the environment. Paper now accounts for nearly 25% of all landfill waste, despite the fact that it is a recyclable material. The rise of the digital revolution was expected to reduce the overall demand for paper, but this has unfortunately not been the case.
If you are interested in reducing paper waste and helping to preserve trees and forests, you should consider ditching the paper and going digital. If you are a student, explore what options you have for taking notes digitally. If you are a business person, explore doing your work on a digital rather than a physical page.
Did you know…
- To produce the Sunday paper every week, 500,000 trees are cut down
- The amount of paper and wood product being thrown away each year could heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years
- Each ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, and 7000 gallons of water