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"More than 30 million trees are cut down annually for virgin paper used for the production of books sold in the U.S. alone. Trees are one of the most valuable natural resources we have. They literally form the foundations of many natural systems and provide us with numerous benefits (carbon dioxide absorption, soil and water conservation, avalanche control, desertification prevention to name a few)." Source: Eco-Libris, http://www.ecolibris.net/


Reducing our paper usage provides environmental and economic benefits:

     · Fewer natural resources will be used for the production of paper.

     · Air and water emissions from the production of paper will be reduced.

     · Less space will be needed for the management and storage of paper documents.

     · We'll spend less to buy paper.

     · We'll save on supplies and maintenance of printers and copiers.

     · We'll have less paper waste, lowering our costs for recycling and disposal, 
        and reducing our impacts on the municipal waste stream.
 


Source: Environmental Protection Agency; www.EPA.gov