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Are Your Post-It Notes Destroying Forests?


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, protection, forests )

Cher Away
- 87 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Post-It notes may be tiny, but an area of around 90 football fields of American forests have been cleared to make these small sticky notes. A new report from ForestEthics shows that 3M, the manufacturer of Post-Its, supplies many of its products



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Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 9:24 am
A small, but powerful article-thanks.
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 10:11 am
Will remember this article-thx Cher
 

Ted W. (146)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 11:04 am
Noted! Important article!! Thank you very much Cher! :)
 

Kamia T. (66)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 11:09 am
I'll probably tick everyone here off, but the reality is that as much as we want to protect the environment, if we become people leaving everyone in the world no way to earn a living; all the landowners no way to pay their taxes, in other words just no, no, no people, then we will ultimately lose. Wood is a sustainable product, and post it notes use the small pieces of pulp and fiber that can't be converted to lumber. There are only so many toothpicks or wood-stove pellets that can be purchased.
 

Sara P. (54)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 11:18 am
A challenge: let us abolish all the papers so we can read all the news on the pc. Point is that not everyone has the money to buy it and know how to use it. I hope you understand what I mean, please don't go on extremism, I'm not going to feel guilty about a post-it.
 

Julie E. (330)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 12:02 pm
noted
 

Anne F. (17)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 12:44 pm
Less than 10 percent of Post-Its contain ANY recycled content -- that seems a thing that could be changed
 

Ismail A. (171)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 12:56 pm
Noted , thank you my friend Cher , i really become hate human's and their greed of money they destroying earth as their another place to live in
 

Barbara D. (107)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 1:07 pm
Very astute and well said, my friend Kami!!

I hate the darn things. Never use them. Especially the pink ones. But I agree that they're really one of the least of our worries.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 1:08 pm
Post-It Notes don't kill forests ~ people kill forests.
 

Kate Kenner (202)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 2:02 pm
I don't use Post-its or anything by 3M simply because they test on animals. This is jut an added reason to not buy anything they make. I use scraps of paper and other things that I end up with.
 

Dan Nickerson (172)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 2:54 pm
Noted.
 

GGmaSheila D. (134)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 3:18 pm
Crap...didn't know 3M tested on animals.
 

june t. (63)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 4:05 pm
Is there anything we do that doesn't hurt the forest in some way?
 

SJ J. (116)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 4:43 pm
noted, thanks Cher
 

. (0)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 5:29 pm
arigato
 

Krista Slavin (162)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 7:56 pm
Noted
 

Sherri G. (111)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 11:20 pm
Good to know TY Cher, Noted
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (39)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 1:53 am
Thanks.
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 5:27 am
Think twice before consumption and choose smart
 

Terrie Williams (761)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 9:28 am
I don't use post-its, I re-use paper around the house. :)
 

Azaima A. (218)
Monday May 5, 2014, 6:02 am
easy enough to go paper free these days
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 5, 2014, 6:15 am
arigato
 

Charlie Rush (48)
Monday May 5, 2014, 1:34 pm
Every single piece of mail I receive, whether important or junk, gets opened and checked for space to use as scrap paper.
Even whole and almost whole blank sides of 8x11 are used for printing recipes of other such interests.
I haven't bought a tablet for years.
 
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