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August 19, 2011

Back to School

by Randy Ziegenfuss

Here is an infographic – Eco-friendly Back to School Shopping – that provides some interesting data and suggestions about how we can all be more eco-friendly as we return to school. Related to TL2014, the data suggests that 35-40% of trash in the solid waste stream comes from businesses and institutions like schools. Of this trash stream, 40% is composed of paper products. Salisbury is certainly no exception. However, with every student in grades 6-12 using their own personal computer and communicating digitally, we expect a significant reduction in our costs for paper, printers, printing toner and Xeroxing. Stay tuned!

Do you have any plans to be more eco-friendly this school year? Visit the Eco-friendly Back to School Shopping infographic to get some ideas.

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