Thursday, April 26, 2012

Easy way to save half-a-million trees

One more day to National Arbor Day!

save the trees, please.

You already know about the importance of saving on paper and using recycled paper, but lots more of your daily wastage grows on trees. Non-recycled toilet paper, paper towel and tissues are made from virgin fiber, which may even come from the old-growth forests that have been cleaning our air since the beginning of time. Over 500,000 trees could be saved each year if every U.S. household replaced just one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper or paper towel. Think of the difference you could make by finding recycled options for all of your paper products. Much of the recycled toilet paper is even available cheaper than the luxury, virgin brands. Look for 100% recycled products with a percentage coming from post-consumer sources. (  

Gene Dempsey, City Forester
Environmental Services
Office - (954) 828-7704 Fax - (954) 828-7897

Think before you print!