Why Conserve

resourse useage in products

* Approximately 5% of the resources used to produce a product are contained in the final product. The other 95% has been discarded during the production process. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things - By William McDonough & Michael Braungart, North Point Press, 2002

soil waste in landfills

* Discarded packaging represents over 30 percent of the soil waste buried in U.S. landfills each year. AIGA: Print Design and Environmental Responsibility

Paper: Americas single largest export

* Waste paper is America’s single largest export by weight. AIGA: Print Design and Environmental Responsibility

paper manufacturing

* paper manufacturing is the third largest use of fossil fuels worldwide and the single largest industrial use of water per pound of finished product. AIGA: Print Design and Environmental Responsibility

paper waste

* Approximately 68 million trees are consumed each year to produce the catalogs and junk mail Americans receive annually, yet nearly half of this mail is thrown out unopened. AIGA: Print Design and Environmental Responsibility

Paper useage

* The average American uses more than 748 pounds of paper per year. American Forest and Paper Association

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