Go Green: Save the trees with one small step

When it comes to making eco-friendly changes there are small steps that, if we all take, can really add up to make a difference.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2019, 8:00 AM

Updated 1,877 days ago

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Go Green: Save the trees with one small step
When it comes to making eco-friendly changes there are small steps that, if we all take, can really add up to make a difference. News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen breaks down the numbers thanks to the Natural Resources Defense Council in part 4 of the Go Green series.
If every household in the United States replaced just one box of virgin fiber facial tissues with 100% recycled ones, we could save 163,000 trees.
If every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper with 100% recycled ones, we could save 423,900 trees.
If every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin fiber paper towels with 100% recycled ones, we could save 544,000 trees.
If every household in the United States replaced just one package of virgin fiber napkins with 100% recycled ones, we could save 1 million trees.
Recycled paper products use half the water and emit half the hazardous air pollutants.


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