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How Many Trees Does YOUR Office Use Each Month?

It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of uncoated virgin (non-recycled) office paper. In other words, 1 tree makes 16.67 reams of paper, or 1 ream = 6% of one tree. This adds up quickly! Here are a few things you can do in the office to have a direct impact on the forest:


  • Choose recycled paper. When you choose 30% post-consumer content paper, you save 7.2 trees per ton. When you choose 50% post-consumer content paper, you save 12 trees per ton.

  • Add a “Please think before you print this email” tag to your email signature.

  • Edit documents on screen before printing.

  • Post memos in a centralized place or by email, rather than delivering to each desk.

  • Set up an online application process for job candidates and/or invite resumes by email only.

  • Reformat or eliminate fax cover sheets.

  • Save online receipts as PDFs, rather than printing them out and putting them in a physical folder.

How many trees does your office use each month?

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