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Why is going paperless important to the environment?

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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #17 by PABlo
HERE'S WHY WE SHOULD GO PAPERLESS

Over 10 years ago (back in 2006), there were 19 billion bills - 533 million pounds of paper - delivered to American households by the U.S. Postal Service. This required an estimated 235 million gallons of fossil fuels to transport all of that paper, which resulted in more than 1 .3 million tons of CO2 emissions.

By switching to electronic bills, statements, and payments, the average American household can save the following resources in just one year:
  • 6 POUND OF PAPER
  • 23 POUNDS OF WOOD

SAVE THE TREES
If 20% of households switched to electronic bills, statements and payments, 1 .8 million trees would be saved each year.

EVERY YEAR, PAPER CHECKS USE MORE THAN 674 MILLION GALLONS OF FUEL AND ADD MORE THAN 3 .6 MILLION TONS OF GREENHOUSE GASES TO THE ENVIRONMENT.


Almost 85% of identity theft cases are the result of "offline" transactions, e.g. lost checkbooks and stolen bills, statements, and check payments. [source: Javelin Strategy and Research]
Last edit: 1 year 11 months ago by PABlo.

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