REDUCE PAPER

Why Do We Need To Reduce Our Paper Usage? 

Why should we care? Paper is biodegradable right? It’s true that paper decomposes faster that plastic. Yet, the process of making paper is resource intensive as paper needs water, water, water, and water! As an example, it takes between 1 to 3 gallons of water to make a sheet of paper(9). So you might start thinking about ways to reduce your paper usage. ​​

How Can You Reduce Your Paper Usage.

  • Bring your own cup and refuse paper cup. 

  • Cancel unnecessarily mail. 

  • Change your bills to paperless. 

  • Do you really need paper towels for your cleaning? Use old clothes for rags for cleaning around the house. 

  • Use cloth napkins and hand towels instead of paper. It’s good for the planet and for your wallet. 

  • Stop using paper plates and cups. Use durable washable ones. 

  • Use reusable handkerchief. 

  • Use both side of a piece of paper before recycling. 

  • Use newspaper to wrap gift. 

  • and don't forget to recycle paper, magazine and cardboard.

Source:

9-waterfootprint.org/media/downloads/Report46-WaterFootprintPaper_1.pdf

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Last update

October 2019