This will be my last blog. I just want to reiterate the importance paper plays in our everyday lives. When I started blogging about paper, I honestly thought I would run out of ideas in a month. However, it’s amazing – everywhere I look I see paper. Paper and paper-based communication stories are in the news a whole lot more than you may think. I guess I didn’t notice because I wasn’t looking. However, my challenge to you is to look around your daily life and see how much you encounter paper and the important role it plays.
I also want you to remember a few things:
- Yes – paper does come from trees. However, that doesn’t make it bad. If we purchase paper that comes from sustainable forests only, we will help stop the illegal logging that is destroying our forests. Money speaks (which is ironic because it’s paper!).
- Paper is recyclable. So recycle it! Every company should be committed to going green, especially since we are on track to have the hottest year on record. However, you aren’t helping the environment by not using paper. The paper industry is a major supplier of jobs. If we stop using paper, people will lose jobs, which is the last thing we need in this bad economy. Also, tree farms provide oxygen and help sequester CO2, which helps to combat global warming.
I hope you have enjoyed my blogs over the past year, and that it has helped bring to light the positive aspects of the paper industry.
Keep on writing…and thanks for reading!