Yesterday my lounge looked like it had a volcano of paper spewed out of a crater, which had been inactive for 500 years. I did my 6 month …ish tidy up. I have requested online statement etc., but I still seem to end up with so much paper.
What if companies were banned from sending paper, everything is electronic by default and people have to request if they REALLY want paper. If for some odd reason in the 21st century they don’t have an email address then post is fine. Can you imagine how much paper would be saved? We say we care about the environment but this is just such a simple thing. I chucked so many brochures, terms and condition changes in the recycling yesterday.
I of course then started to look to find out 100 million trees are destroyed a year for junk mail.
Some times I have to really question whether we are serious about the environment. Companies should have electronic as the norm, and that would save 100 million + trees http://www.41pounds.org/impact/