I’ve been so eager to go paperless for so long. I love books and BC’s value-added wood products, and toilet paper is pretty useful, but being a granola-eating tree-hugger means I’d love to keep the forests thick and wild.
And I recycle paper like a maniac. I’m NOT obsessive, but I really dig in.
But when I do need to print something–which is rare–I will use paper.
But not anymore. We are paperless now, but we are still using “paper.”
It all started at a Sustainable Vancouver Meetup event in June. Its title was “How a family business puts sustainability front and centre.”
Instead, they use paper made from sugar cane. Sugar cane, yes, and actually what’s discarded when sugar is processed. I love it.
So I cruised by Royal Printers to pick up a box of printer paper, thereby saving half a tree. Did I mention that I love trees?
There is a sugar sheet swatchbook is available, for you to get a sense that there is a variety of paper stock available.
I’m going to put this in the category of “literally the least we can do” to start or continue making a difference with our environmental footprint.
So stop buying paper!
You’ll feel so good.