Did you know that American’s discard 4 million TONS of office paper every year? Recycling just one stack of paper about 6 feet tall can save the life of a 35 foot tall tree that has taken many years to grow.
For every sheet of new paper used, trees must be destroyed. Trees are among the world’s most valuable resources and loss of these trees can result in the loss of precious wildlife’s habitat. Trees take years to grow, while paper is usually tossed away after quick use. However, we can easily prevent this loss of trees by something as simple as recycling paper.
Going green can be done in a few simple steps – all it takes is for you to dispose of your paper into the recycling bin as opposed to the trash can. This will help you to:
- Save our valuable natural resources
- Save energy
- Save our trees
- Create less toxic bi-products
- Add less waste to our over-crowded landfills
In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency has found that recycling paper causes 35% less water pollution and 74% less air pollution. So, now that you see the benefits, one of the first steps to your green initiative should be recycling paper whenever possible (see the impact of your paper use).
To assist you with your efforts to go green while saving green, Power Purchasing members receive lower contract pricing on printer paper with the following certifications:
- Sustainable Forestry Initiative
- Forest Stewardship Council
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