Where I live, I see the lumber and timber companies lease land from the government, empty a forest of it’s trees and move on to another unsuspecting piece of land and the cycle continues. It’s a saddening vision to look up to the once plentiful mountains and see stark sections of emptiness. Paper and cardboard comprise more than a quarter of annual municipal waste in the U.S.
I ask you, how can I judge this harmful behavior? I use paper. I use cardboard. How can one person make a difference? One person can make a much larger impact by incorporating a sustainable lifestyle into everyday life. This infographic below (via this Mashable article) shows how much an average US citizen uses in paper and cardboard products. The difference starts with you.