Lightbulb moment: Paper comes from trees
We are going paperless!
Well, partially :) but it is another step we are taking to reduce the impact we have on our planet.
Did you know that paper accounts for around 26%of total waste at landfills.
That is a really big number considering that in electronic age so many resources are available not in a digital version. One thing I did was to stop buying paper magazines and pay for their online versions or subscriptions. I know, it doesn’t always have the feel of it but I believe that “one step at a time” is always better than not doing anything.
I also try to read more ebooks, however, I am still very much so a paper book person.
“One step at a time” when it comes to being more eco-conscious came to me when I listened Wear’em Out podcast "50 Shades of Green" the other day. Lauren was chatting with Emma from Handmade Hippo about eco swaps they have made and how hard and overwhelming this could be if we think about doing so and our desire to change a lot in this very moment. So yes, one thing at a time.
This is why I decided to stop including paper invoice with your order. You always receive your order confirmation by email. Therefore, we believe there is no need for any additional page.
You will still receive a “Thank you” card (all printed on recycled paper and used a sustainable ink). Your purchase will be packed in a recycled tissue paper, topped off with a sticker that is biodegradable .
Some of you may have already noticed that our outer packaging is not always perfect, the box maybe a bit wonky, etc. When possible, I try to re-use any boxes that we receive from our suppliers, or using a recycled kraft paper. Early last year we also switched to eco-friendly packing tape.
These are small steps but here at Tuli Kids we believe that every little thing we do to tackle the environmental issue is huge.
So yes, this is what we try to do! One step at a time :)
Let's talk about facts
If you wonder why these baby steps are important to each one of us, have a look at some of the facts about paper and paper waste:
- 324 liters of water is used to make 1 kilogram of paper.
- 10 liters of water is needed to make one piece of A4 paper.
- 93% of paper comes from trees.
- 50% of the waste of businesses is composed of paper.
- To print a Sunday edition of the New York Times requires 75,000 trees!
- Recycling 1 ton of paper saves around 682.5 gallons of oil, 26,500 liters of water and 17 trees.
- Lessening of paper usage was predicted due to the electronic revolution. It didn’t happen. Demand for paper is expected to double before 2030.
- Every tree produces enough oxygen for 3 people to breathe.