Think green and you'll be able to save trees and maybe put a little green in your pocket.
You will need
- Shop eco-friendly
- Use electronic devices
- Rethink your print practices
- Reusable containers
- Cloth napkins and handkerchiefs
- Recycled toilet paper
Step 1 Shop eco-friendly Shop eco-friendly by buying products in bulk or concentrate to reduce paper packaging waste. Choose products with minimal packaging.
Nails, screws, wire, and other hardware items may be purchased loose from many home improvement and hardware stores to reduce paper packaging.
Step 2 Go electronic Go electronic and text yourself your “to do” lists and memos. Send e-cards, pay bills online, eliminate junk mail, and invest in an e-reader.
Step 3 Change print practices Change your print practices to include using the “print range” feature to print only what is needed. Use the double-sided printing feature and e-mail documents whenever possible.
Step 4 Choose reusables Use reusable containers, napkins, and handkerchiefs.
Step 5 Make the switch Make the switch to toilet paper and other items produced with recycled paper and next time you hug a tree, you might get a hug back.
Did You Know:
Did you know? Experts estimate that between 2000 and 2005, about 1 percent of the planet’s total forested area disappeared.