10 Ways To Reduce Paper Consumption. 5 Minutes For Going Green. 4 Aug. 2008. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. <http://www.5minutesforgoinggreen.com/>. This source tells me about how the history and facts of paper consumption. This source was good for a statistics about trees and simple ways to cut down on personal paper use.

Changing Paper Consumption "Green Schools Initiative : Changing Paper Consumption." Green Schools Initiative : Changing Paper Consumption. Green Schools Initiative. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. <http://www.greenschools.net/article.php?id=75>.

What I like about this source is that it gave me simple solutions on what schools can do to help reduce their paper wastes. In addition, this source offered me statistics how much schools would be helping by just simply buying recycled paper.  

Enviorment. Secrect Life. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.secret-life.org/paper/paper_environment.php>. This website talks about the paper cycle. It also talks about how paper consumption affects the environment. I found it useful because it covered many environmental issues.

Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://eetd.lbl.gov/paper/ideas/html/uspaperuse.htm>. On this website I found out that there a lot of people that use a lot of paper each year. People that would work in an office would usually use about 10,000 paper per year! That is shocking to hear about. This is a serious thing that is happening in the U.S. People are using too much paper each year, which is causing trees being cut down and bad habitat for the environment. We need to step up to stop this.

Everson, Michelle Talsma. "Mandate vs. Volunteer: What Works Better for Recycling?" Find Recycling Centers and Learn How To Recycle. 21 Sept. 2009. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. <http://earth911.com On this website I researched about the pros and cons of recycling laws. I learned that some cities have already made a recycling law mandatory. It also says that it is making the environment better and the waste is decreasing each year. Overall, I used these facts to get a better understanding of the pros and cons of recycling laws.

Hausknost, Daniel. http://www.shrinkpaper.org. 2008. Web. 27 Feb. 2012.  So far other places around the world has made cut downs on paper is the last few years that has made a huge amount of difference on the climate, and has saved a lot of money. They also saved over 60000 trees and 60000 tons of pollution. They also saved 5 billion liters of water just by cutting down paper use in the house, office, and in factories.

Hausknost, Daniel. "Welcome." Shrink. 2008. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. <http://shrinkpaper.org/>

In the last few years paper consumption has increased a lot from then to now. All this paper consumption has affected the planets climate and other things. The just two countries have used more than half of the world’s paper.

Karliner, Joshua. "Green Schools Initiative : Changing Paper Consumption." Green Schools Initiative : Index. The Lawson Valentine Foundation; the Max and Anna Levinson Foundation; the Sam and Mary Mills Fund of the East Bay Community Foundation; Anonymous Trust; California Wellness Foundation; the Rudolph Steiner Foundation; Allan and Marion Hunt-Badiner, China Brotsky, Jack Chin, Deborah Moore, Jennie Oppenheimer, Nick Wilton, Feb. 2005. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. <http://www.greenschools.net/article.php?id=75>.This source was useful because I was able to find some statistics of the amount of paper being consumed and wasted in America. It also gave me some background information on methane and the effect methane has on the atmosphere when compared to carbon dioxide. Moreover, what I liked about this source was that it gave me some statistics on how much paper is being disposed in schools.

Koroivui, Chrissie. "Paperrecycles.org - Paper Industry Association Council - Paper & the Environment." Paperrecycles.org. Paper Industry Association Council, 2012. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.paperrecycles.org/case_study/wake_county.html>.In this source I learned about how there are programs that support recycling in schools. One program is called Feed The Bin. This program encourages students to recycle by putting students in leadership positions to teach their peers about the importance of recycling as well as provide the resources to the schools to make recycling happen.

Lingam, Rama. "Mandatory Recycling Laws: Pros and Cons." General Law Information & Advice (57 Experts Sharing). 2008. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. <http://general-law.factoidz.com/mandatory-recycling-laws-pros-and-cons/>. This program talked about how a law (which is called the mandatory recycling law) was enforced in some states so that it could reduce pollution and energy resources. It also talked about how this law is bad because even though you don't want to follow it they well threaten you with a fine so that you have to do it.

MacFadden, Todd. "FACTS ABOUT PAPER AND PAPER WASTE." Id2 Communication. American Forest and Paper Association, Waste Age, Printers National Environmental Assistance Centre, 1996-2003. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.id2.ca/downloads/eco-design-paper-facts.pdf>. This website gives us information about paper consumption in the US. This website claims that most of the paper use in the U.S come from office businesses. In addition, office workers use about 2 pounds of paper each day. It also says that billions of paper are used for personal computers. I used these facts to get a better understanding of the paper consumption in the U.S.

Outlook 2012: Global Paper Consumption to Fluctuate | Pulp & Paper. Pulp & Paper. 2 Jan. 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. http://www.pulpapernews.com This source helped me show the consumptions of paper worldwide. What I learned in this article is that paper consumption is increasing and decreasing in many places, globally. With one’s decrease, there’s another country that increases its consumptions of paper.

Paper Consumption. Paper Consumption. Resource Conservation Alliance. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. <http://www.woodconsumption.org/products/paper.pdf>. What I admired about this source was that it gave me tons of information on what the U.S government was doing to help reduce the consumption of paper. I also liked that this source gave me plenty of solutions that I never could come up with on my own. Moreover, -best of all-, this source gave me information on how many trees are being used to make new non-recycled paper at mills.

Paper Recycling Organization "Contact Recycle More Minnesota." Recycle More Minnesota. Recycle More. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. http://recyclemoreminnesota.org/rmm/about.html. These sources talks about their missions to recycling. Also what they want to do as a solution. These sources were very good, because it showed me just how many organizations are working to help recycle.

Tropical Deforestation Anderson, Dawn, and Megan Wertz. "Tropical Deforestation." The Environmental Literacy Council -. Environmental Literacy Council, 18 Aug. 2008. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. <http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/1359.php>.

This source tells me about how deforestation affects the environments in low-income countries with rich forests. I learned that low income countries supplement their economies by producing timber. Also how their rainforests maintains elements to sustain life in the region.

"Forests, Grasslands and Drylands." EarthTrends: Searchable Database -. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://earthtrends.wri.org/searchable_db/index.php?theme=9>. This source provides statistics about how much paper and paperboard is being used per person in high, middle, and low-income countries. I like that fact that it includes a long database of years so you can track how much paper consumption has changed over the last 40 years in these countries. As high-income countries have seen a decrease in paper consumption over the last 10 years, middle-income countries are seeing an increase in consumption. Overall, it’s shocking to see that high income countries use so much more than low-income countries.


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