1.7 billions trees are cut down to meet the paper needs of the U.S. Every year. That's 5 trees per person. And over half of that gets thrown away. We throw away so much, 1 years worth of landfill-bound paper would build a 12 foot wall from NYC to LA, almost all of which could be recycled.

To meet this demand, paper companies plant trees to harvest later. Some countries, however grow fast-growing eucalyptus trees that are not native to the area and alter the habitat by requiring more water and not supporting the same wildlife. Be sure to always looks for the FSC logo on wood and paper products to make sure the trees it came from weren't harmful to the environment.

Lastly, if everyone decreased their margins from 1" to 1/2" we'd save 5% of the paper used, which saves 6 million trees which would clean 500,000 TONS of CO2 from the air, the equivalent of taking 133,000 cars off the road.

Categories: Uncategorized
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: