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Eco Minute August 26, 2014

Jem Sullivan

Save paper at home by following a few more easy suggestions.  This is the EcoMinute and I’m John Macdonell.  We receive phone bills, bank and credit card statements, and other utilities or government agencies’ statements every month or on a regular basis through the mail.

These envelopes, paper bills and statements often end up in the recycling bins or simply thrown away. To prevent the paper waste from being created in the first place, request electronic bills and statements. Check with your current companies and organizations on whether they provide such electronic services. Sign up if they do or request them if they don’t.  

Consider reading your newspapers and magazines online, and for those you do still get in paper version - pass them along to a child care center or other facility.      

Dr. Enid Sisskin received her PhD from Columbia University in Pathobiology. She has worked as an environmental activist in this area for more than 20 years. She is currently on the faculty of the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences at the University of West Florida. She is the creator of the Eco Minute and has produced & hosted the series 2005. Her interests include continuing to garden despite yearly failure and continues to work for environmental protection with her husband and children. She is also everyone's favorite Jewish mother and stage manager at RadioLive. Contact: enid@wuwf.org.