Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly Faxing

Save Paper. Save Trees. Save the Planet.

 

Our Forests Are Shrinking   Trees have a positive affect on the earth and on our quality of life, but man’s voracious appetite for paper, wood and farmland is destroying our forests at an alarming rate.  Even though forests are managed here in the U.S., that’s not the case in tropical areas where forest loss is substantial every year.  And, with mankind’s “throw it away” mentality, most of our paper ends up in landfills or incinerators, adversely affecting the environment even further.

 

How We Can Help   Small actions from each of us can help protect our fragile global environment. The first thing we can do is use less paper.  In an office setting, share and distribute documents via electronic means instead of printing them.  When paper documents are no longer needed, don’t throw them away. Recycle whenever possible. Paper is one of the easiest materials to recycle, and collection centers are common.  If you really want to make the planet a little greener, plant a tree.  The trees we plant today can live hundreds of years and affect many generations of people while improving the environment we all share.

 

Fax Michigan’s “fax to email” service is an environmentally friendly way to receive your faxes.  Instead of receiving printed documents on a fax machine, receive them electronically as email attachments.  Then you can read them, save them and forward them without using paper.  Save paper, save trees, save the planet . . . one fax at a time.

Did You Know . . .

 

1. Americans use more than 99 million tons of paper per year, consuming more than 1 billion trees.

2. Paper and paperboard are the largest component of municipal solid waste, filling 30 to 40% of American landfill space.

3. As paper decomposes in landfills or is burned in incinerators, chemicals from its ink are released into the environment.

4. More than 17 million trees are cut down annually for the usage of fax paper in the United States.

5. Producing pulp and paper casts a long ecological shadow beyond its impact on the world’s forests. Converting trees into paper uses large amounts of water, energy and chemicals and can generate vast amounts of air and water pollution.