Every year Americans throw away enough office paper and writing paper to build a wall 12 feet high, stretching from Los Angeles to New York City!
Most countries will have equally scary facts to worry about! The average office worker throws away about 180 pounds of high grade recyclable paper every year! Each ton of recycled paper saves more than three cubic yards of landfill space!
Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil!
But personally you can even start small! They might not save the world but they will make you feel better! Bring a coffee cup to work instead of using a disposable cup!
Start composting vegetable and fruit peelings, newspapers and coffee and tea grounds in the garden! Look for plants that are slowly dying out in the world and grow them at home. Start with an orchid!