Heavyweights: Editorial from Green Piece Indy
Oct 08, 2011 05:55PM
● By By Renee and Christina
No, we’re not talking about the fear of tipping the scales that comes with the upcoming holiday seasons… Halloween candy, that third serving of Grammy’s stuffing at Thanksgiving… you know the drill. We’re talking about the 334 pounds of paper that was recycled last year for every man, woman and child in the U.S. Collectively we have reduced the amount of paper that goes into landfills by over 16 million tons since 2005. Now that’s a lot of gravy.
As encouraging as this news is, there’s still a lot of ground to be gained and trees to be saved. To start, remember that you can recycle much of the paper that accumulates in your house. From your grocery list to those magazines that keep cluttering up your living room. If you, like us, can’t quite get yourself to shift entirely to online reading, take a minute to find out if your magazines and books are being printed on environmentally preferable paper. Some of our favorite local reading materials, including Indiana Living Green, Edible Indy, and Natural Awakenings, are printed on post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based ink.
To tip the scales toward reduce rather than recycle, check out Catalog Choice, an online service that will help you save trees, un-clutter your life, and protect your privacy by keeping your name off of mailing lists.
Renee and Christina
This article was published by Green Piece Indy on September 29, 2011.