Going paperless helps to reduce CO2 emissions. Turning a single tree into 17 reams of paper results in around 110 lbs of CO2 being released into the atmosphere.
Paper towels cannot be recycled. This means that the 3000+ tons of paper towel waste used each day in the U.S. is ultimately ending up in landfills.
As most teachers and parents can confirm, children love to doodle and draw and it’s more than likely that you can scrounge up some old paper around the house. Don’t let that scrap paper go to waste!
For the month of March on Jamie’s Corner, we celebrate International Day of Forests, which reminds us all of how many trees are needed to make things like toilet paper and paper towels and what sustainable alternatives are available.
Image by mackenzienicole There are so many containers we use on a day to day basis that simply aren’t good for the environment. Just ask yourself, every time you get “take-out” food, what happens to the Styrofoam (or polystyrene) containers your food was packaged in? Items such as plastic bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper cups, […]