Timber! Wasting Tissue and Paper

Following the paper trail is easy in the United States. The average American uses 50 pounds of tissue per year.

To reduce your use of paper (tissue in particular), look for post-consumer recycled material. Get either 100% recycled or FSC-certified tissue. (FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council.)

Go with e-billing to help reduce paper waste. Paper bills produce nearly two million tons of CO2.

Plant a tree. One tree can absorb about a ton of carbon dioxide during its lifetime.

Paper and tissue comprise the largest percentage of municipal solid waste. An American office worker uses, on average, 10,000 sheets of copy paper per year.

To reduce paper waste, print on both sides of sheets.


Tip adapted from World Wildlife Fund[i]

[i] https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/green-tips


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