Monday, February 28, 2011

Switch to paperless bills

(For the 27th of February)

Humpbacked whales, Polynesia
Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
Paper and cardboard account for about one-fifth of household waste. This is equivalent to over 4 kg of paper waste per week.

Sign up for online banking and pay as many of your bills as possible electronically. Be sure you decline the  option to receive paper statements when you sign up for these programs. Don't print receipts when you withdraw cash at the machines as they are yet another source of litter and almost always unnecessary - all withdrawals and debit transactions show up on your online banking statement within 24 hours if not immediately.
- from the book '365 Ways to Save the Earth', by Philippe Bourseiller

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