Friday, March 11, 2011
Our landfills are full of newspapers even though they can be recycled. This is a major environmental problem since over 55 million people in the United States read newspapers on a daily basis and approximately 30% of newspapers end up in landfills every year. Unfortunately, our forests as well as in other countries are disappearing at very rapid rates to supply the demand for such things as newspapers. It is estimated that over 200 million trees are cut down every year to feed our newspaper as well as other reading habits. A great solution to saving our environment from the devastation caused by deforestation is to encourage people toread newspapers online. As you can see from the picture, most newspapers such as local newspapers or the popular New York Times are available online and sold at comparable subscription costs. Reading the newspaper online is simple, convenient, saves trees and landfills from unnecessary waste. Moreover, it saves people from the frustrating experience of finding out that their newspaper is either missing or laying in a water puddle.