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Consume less paper

Over 1 Million tonnes of paper are cut down every day to produce paper. A huge amount of the paper we consume every day is used only once, then ends up in the garbage. This commitment represents the promise to utilize paper more efficiently by printing double-sided, ceasing to pick up advertising leaflets and recycling as much paper as I can. If everyone in the US recycled just 10% of the newspapers they received, it would save about 25 million trees per year. Now imagine, if everyone in the world recycled 10% of their newspapers! What if everyone in the world recycled ALL of their paper products! Additionally, according to the University of Colorado, "Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees (35’ tall), 2 barrels of oil (enough fuel to run the average car for 1260 miles or from Dallas to Los Angeles), 4100 kilowatts of energy (enough power for the average home for 6 months), 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space (one family size pick-up truck) and 60 pounds of air pollution." So you can see, there is no good reason to NOT recycle your paper!

 

Statistics

  • Goal: 500
  • Pledges: 296
  • Actions: 2,062

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    • GMR Transcription service also pledged to minimize use of Papers by GMR Transcription

      I do support the cause to stop cutting more & more tress on daily basis. In fact we should take a genuine pledge to fight against it. The more we minimize in reading paper based New Papers, the... (more)

    • Trees - Guardians of the Nature by gphochiminh-johnny

      The title say it all. You got it don't you? Trees it's useful, not useless. Think about it more. Stop cutting down the tree. Not for money, alcohol, Mercedes, Tank, whatever... If you hear my... (more)

    • trees by serena

      trees. what's not to love? they give us shade. they are pretty. they are good. please recycle and use less paper. whoop whoop. (more)

    • STOP IT! by harisstavr

      1 Million tonnes of paper every day... HUGE NUMBER RIGHT? Well... read the following: 300 year old trees in Helsinki were cut down to produce paper... A HUGE amount of the paper we consume... (more)