Thursday, April 05, 2007

Choose Recycled Paper

Filed under: Paper, Recycled paper, Carbon reduction4:34 pm - February 17, 2007

Who would have thought a stack of computer paper could have so much impact on the environment? Simply choosing 100 percent post- consumer recycled paper can save 5 pounds of carbon dioxide per ream.
The paper industry, in fact, emits around 10% of all carbon emissions in the U.S.. I don't like paper clutter and so generally print out only what's absolutely necessary. My husband is a bit more paper-happy, and so between our home offices and the kids' school work, we use probably 20 reams a year. By switching to 100% post consumer recycled paper, we are shedding another 100 pounds of CO2 from our annual carbon output.
The Green Guide provides lists of eco-friendly office paper and kitchen and bathroom paper products. Check them out.

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