Why Should I Use Both Sides Of Paper?

By |2017-04-25T22:22:11+03:00September 9th, 2015|Categories: , |

American businesses throw away 21 million tons of paper every year, equal to 175 pounds per office worker. For a quick and easy way to halve this, set your printer's default option to print double-sided (duplex printing). And when you're finished with your documents, don't forget to take them to the recycling bin.

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Why Should We Recycle Old Cell Phones?

By |2016-10-15T20:26:04+03:00July 1st, 2015|Categories: |

The average cell phone lasts around 18 months, which means 130 million phones will be retired each year. If they go into landfills, the phones and their batteries introduce toxic substances into our environment. There are plenty of reputable programs where you can recycle your phone, many which benefit noble causes.

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Why Should We Pay Bills Online?

By |2015-11-03T21:58:05+03:00November 27th, 2012|Categories: |

By some estimates, if all households in the U.S. paid their bills online and received electronic statements instead of paper, we'd save 18.5 million trees every year, 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and 1.7 billion pounds of solid waste.


Why Should We Turn Off Computers At Night?

By |2015-10-09T14:13:16+03:00November 27th, 2012|Categories: |

By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per day. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or $14 per year. If you don't want to wait for your computer to start up, set it to turn on automatically a few minutes before you get to work, or boot up while you're pouring your morning cup 'o joe.


Why Should We Use Rechargable Batteries?

By |2015-10-09T14:13:31+03:00November 27th, 2012|Categories: |

Each year 15 billion batteries produced and sold and most of them are disposable alkaline batteries. Only a fraction of those are recycled. Buy a charger and a few sets of rechargeable batteries. Although it requires an upfront investment, it is one that should pay off in no time. And on Christmas morning when all the stores are closed? You'll be fully stocked.


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