Have you seen this footage of the devastating effects of paper use on the rain forest?
I did. It got to me... this is what I'm doing to help stop it.
Ditch These Disposable
Paper Products for Reusable Ones
Cut Down More Trees Cut Down Less Trees
Paper coffee cup Reusable mug
Paper plates Real plates
Disposable diaper's Cloth diaper's
Throw away wipes Cloth and soap
Wrapping paper Cloth gift bag/newspaper
Gift cards Email/call/visit
Paper decorations Newspaper
Meat paper (at the butcher/meat counter) Reusable containers
Cupcake liners Butter/Oil
Buy Recycled Products
Can't live without the disposable versions? Buy the 'Eco' version. Look for 100% post consumer content. If we don't buy products made out of recycled content we have no recycling system. Here is some common things that have 'made from recycled' options (less rain forest killy effects)
Here are some things you can do on-line instead of in print...
Bills Most companies have paperless billing available. You can go paperless with your CKL tax bill and Hydro One here
Magazines Read them on-line, typically an on-line subscription is cheaper too.
411 Do you ever use the print version any more? Cancel your Yellow Pages phone book delivery here
Use Scrap Paper/ Print on Both Sides
Pretty self explanatory!
Recycle Paper (properly)
Make sure what you recycle is actually getting recycled by making sure you are doing it properly. Check your municipal website for details. In CKL? click here
If you are thinking that just you doing this stuff will not make a difference- YOU ARE WRONG! You are that one person, that change that the whole world needs,
your efforts do count!
Thanks for reading my blog!