The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes an increase in how much waste is generated. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25%.
We’ve put together a list of some things you can do to make your holiday a little greener:
- Buy holiday greeting cards made from recycled paper (don’t forget to look for the highest post-consumer content you can find) or make your own.*
- Reuse packaging cartons and shipping materials.**
- Reduce the number of holiday cards you send out. If every family reduced their mailing list by just one card, the nation would save 50,000 cubic yards of paper.***
- Save and reuse gift wrapping paper from previous years, or make some from butcher paper, reused brown paper bags, newspapers, and fabric. Shop for recycled-content holiday wrapping paper, or wrapping paper sold by charity groups that raise funds to preserve rain forests.***
We can all take these simple steps to reduce paper in our home lives, but we can also take action on a larger scale. Document scanning and document management can be considered as part of your 2013 resolution to reduce the amount of paper in your company and streamline business processes. Learn how document management and creating a green office can benefit the environment and your bottom line.
Everyone at Digiscribe hopes you have a wonderful holiday season. We wish you every happiness throughout the coming year.