Flyer: Save Paper = Save Trees = Save Earth
Who Wastes the Most Paper?
Survey / Collecting Data
- Do you usually print your sheets double sided or single sided?
- Do you often find yourself wasting paper?
- Would you consider using paper more efficiently if you knew how to?
This survey was given to 300 students either in high school or university. After gathering all the data, the survey indicated that:
- 214 students print their sheets single sided and 86 students print double sided.
- 122 students said they do often waste paper, 95 students said no they do not waste paper and 83 students said they are not sure.
- 148 students said yes they would consider using paper more efficiently if they knew how to, 67 students said no they would not consider it, and 85 students said maybe.
How To Save Paper
Printing your paper double sided is one of the easiest methods of saving paper. When you print your sheets double sided, you reduce the amount of paper being used by half the amount.
If you already print your sheets double sided, then another thing that you can do to save paper is by reducing your font size slightly. This doesn't mean that you have to make your font so tiny that you can barely read it! In fact, just reducing your font size by one makes a huge impact. The video embedded below demonstrates how this method really helps.
Instead of simply tossing your paper into the trash, it is far better to recycle it. Did you know that every recycled tonne of paper saves approximately 17 trees! If everyone recycled their paper, imagine how many trees we could save.
Take Home Message
The take home message from this flyer is that wasting paper is a terrible thing to do because it leads to ongoing effects like deforestation, habitat loss, and air pollution. Saving paper and using it efficiently could positively impact the environment and even your lifestyle in so many ways. It is time to take action and do something to solve this issue before it is to late.