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7 Things to do with Shredded Paper

John Platt, March 22, 2016

As the bucket beneath my shredder quickly filled, I began to wonder: what am I going to do with all of these shreddings? I don't have to put them in the landfill, do I?

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Five Ways to Cut Your Junk Mail

John Platt, February 11, 2015

According to the US Postal Service itself, the average family gets 848 pieces of junk mail per year. You can cut that dramatically in just a few steps.

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Which Magazines Use the Greenest Paper?

John Platt, June 04, 2014

A new buying guide helps you know which magazines are printed on recycled paper.

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What's Your Paper Footprint?

John Platt, January 08, 2014

Converting just two bills to paperless billing would save .7 pounds of paper every year, 7 gallons of waste water, and 13 pounds of greenhouse gases.

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New Adobe Software Promises to Cut Printing by 40%

John Platt, March 12, 2013

Does your office use too much paper? Adobe might have a solution for you.

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Is Your Toilet Paper Killing Tigers?

John Platt, January 31, 2013

Americans each use about 50 pounds of tissue products every year. All of that paper has to come from somewhere.

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Iowa City Goes Paperless

John Platt, May 10, 2012

The city council of Iowa City is finally fulfilling its goal of going paperless.

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Save Paper: Create A Document That Can't Be Printed

John Platt, March 28, 2011

Every day, forests around the world are cut down to feed our insatiable desire for office paper. Now you can help save a few trees by creating documents that can't be printed.

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Stop the Yellow Pages from Coming to Your Door

John Platt, March 23, 2011

At last, you can now opt out of receiving all of those pesky phone books that come to your door.

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How Green Is Your Paper?

John Platt, March 11, 2011

Not all paper is created equal, and some brands are greener than others.

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