They’re a waste of paper. Sure, they’re also not necessarily needed in our day, and age, truly some people would even go so far as to say they are obsolete now.
Computers, tabloids and smart phones have replaced the need for those traditional pieces of paper, or have they? It is arguable, these new technological devices have eliminated the need for paper.
I think, it can still be a novelty to pick up a newspaper and open the pages to your local news.
But what is this novelty costing us? Or, more importantly, what is this novelty costing the environment?
“To produce each week’s Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.” (A Recycling Revolution, homepage, August 31, 2011)
Importantly, “If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!” (A Recycling Revolution, homepage, August 31, 2011)
What are your thoughts? Even if you love having your morning paper, cutting back even a little could make a huge difference! Having more positive news would help too!
Cited: A Recycling Revolution, http://www.recycling-revolution.com/recycling-facts.html, August 31, 2011.