Many governments and businesses have made great strides in buying recycled content paper in the last decade. Still, there is much more that can be done. After all, paper is still the most predominant material in our trash.
The myth of a “paperless society” in the electronic age is just that. Each American on average consumes 700 pounds of paper and paper products each year. And more than 90% of printing and office paper still does not contain any recycled content.
The next time you stock up on paper for your printer, copy machine, or other office supplies, buy recycled. You’ll help create a demand for the used office paper, old newspapers, and boxes we recycle every day, and you’ll support a wide range of environmental benefits.