Recycling Paper is Second Nature at Goodwin & Scieszka
Even as we seem to be heading toward an increasingly paperless world, Americans still consume a tremendous amount of paper and paper products every year. The EPA estimates that we use 69 million tons of paper and paperboard and publish 2 billion books, 350 million magazines, and 24 billion newspapers annually in the United States.
Even though the Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka isn’t paperless, we can’t deny that recycling paper does have some remarkable benefits for the environment. Every ton of paper recycled saves enough energy to power an average American home for six months, conserves 7,000 gallons of water, and can save 17 trees from being cut down. Since paper production is the manufacturing industry that consumes the third highest amount of energy, anything that can help minimize the amount of new paper that is produced is a good thing.
To help do our part, the Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka participates in the Shred-It™ shredding and recycling program. In 2014, the amount of paper we recycled was enough to prevent 49.2 trees from being cut down to produce more paper! Recycling paper isn’t hard to do and when it’s done consistently, you might be amazed by how big of a difference you can end up making!