There are many ways to reduce our environmental footprint. The younger generation, following Greta Thunberg, is rallying worldwide to raise awareness among governments. In Québec, numerous artists and well-known figures have signed the Pact for Transition, which aims to mobilize efforts to go from words to action. Among the many initiatives to do one’s share for the environment, there is one available to all of us that has a direct impact on our daily lives: reduce our paper consumption. In 2017, 1,342,309 tons of printing and writing paper were used in Canada alone. Here are some concrete things you can do to reduce the tons of paper used in both the office and home.
There are a number of solutions to the paper consumption problem, especially when it comes to banking operations, which will probably all become virtual. Banks, governments and businesses have all encouraged the use of electronic services in recent years. These services include:
The impact of the choices we all make every day in taking on new habits must not be underestimated. Reducing personal paper consumption at the source is something we all have to do to start making positive changes and help save our forests.
1. Source : Natural Resources Canada, https://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/statsprofile/consumption?lang=en_CA
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