US website Changethemargins.com is calling for printer owners everywhere to take the simple step of, well, changing their margins from the current luxurious standard 1.25 inches to a the more modest .75 inches.
It may sound like a small change, but if everyone in the nation did it, we’d save a little less than a Rhode Island’s worth of trees every year.
- In prehistoric times, 60% of the earth's surface was covered by forests, today that amount has been reduced by 30% and is still shrinking.
- It takes 17 pulpwood market-sized trees and 390 gallons of oil to make a ton of paper
- That ton of paper, when disposed of, takes up nearly 8 cubic feet of public landfill space.
- That public landfill is approximately 36% waste paper products.
- Each one million pages of paper not printed saves 85 pulp trees.
Via. Good Magazine