How many paper bills do you still get in the mail? Sign up for paperless billing to save trees and money!
If you’re like us, you get a bill in the mail but pay it online and just throw the bill away. Few people sit down to write checks and mail their payments back in the mail.
Most companies would rather go fully paperless, and provide incentives (discounts) to get you to sign up! Check with your utility companies and service providers to see what you can get to have your bills emailed to you.
Think that going paperless doesn’t have much of an impact on the environment? Think again.
“Reducing your paper consumption is a simple way to have a huge impact on the environment, and especially CO2 emissions. An average tree can only produce about 17 reams of paper, and takes about 100 years to grow. What’s more, over 50% of paper comes from virgin forests, and about 16% of those are old growth. Producing those 17 reams from one tree will release about 110 lbs of C02 into the atmosphere. The real cost, though, is the loss of a “carbon sink”: if left alone, the average tree would absorb around a 2,000 lbs of C02 in its lifetime. That’s why reducing paper usage has a direct impact on a company’s carbon footprint.” – Paperless Productivity