In the United States, approximately 60% of our landfills are composed of disposed, waste paper. We throw away tremendous amounts of paper, and in doing so, we either landfill or burn it at high economic and health costs. Yet, we can easily stop producing paper waste with a little forethought. Make sure you recycle, and be careful about the type of paper products you buy.
Use Recycled Paper!
Why not use recycled paper? Recycled paper prints well, looks, smells, and feels the same as virgin paper. Recycled papers work well in laser printers, and helps solve our solid waste problems. Plus, they cost almost the same, and you can feel good about using them because recycled paper saves our forest resources, saves energy, creates fewer toxic bi-products, and helps prolong the life of our over-burdened landfills. The average American use more than 730 pounds of paper each year, which is equivalent to the cutting of about nine tall trees.
Virgin paper production costs more in the long run because of the public expense of incinerating and land filling solid waste and the incalculable …