Archive for the ‘Save Paper’ Category
Save paper: in short save trees
Posted on: Friday, January 7th, 2011 at 5:50 am
Paper is one of the materials which are used daily in our life. We cannot live our life without paper and thus it becomes extremely important to save paper. Well, how can you ‘save’ paper? Paper is not obtained in nature; it is just a by-product of papyrus, a tree. So, if you want to preserve and save paper, it literally means save the trees.
Paper is used in various fields of the world be it notebooks, money, envelopes, bandages, newspapers, magazines, catalogues and others.
A fact states that if each individual saves a single sheet of paper each year, then almost 40,000 papyrus trees will be saved! If you save paper, trees will be saved which will result in the reduction in the use of energy, chemicals and utensils which are needed for the production of paper. It will also reduce the garbage. So, we should try to recycle paper.
Are Paper Grocery Bags Really Eco-Friendly
Posted on: Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 9:38 am
There has been a raging debate by environmentalists as to whether paper grocery bags are indeed eco friendly. Well, in a bid to answer this question, let us look at a few facts. The materials from which these grocery bags are made from are trees. Trees are nature and this would probably qualify these bags as being eco-friendly but the question is what happens when they have finished their use?
They become waste and a lot of waste for that matter. This is the very reason why people are going eco-friendly, to reduce waste. The problem is these paper bags cannot be reused. Having bags made from clothe has been an option that people hope can be considered. Bags made from clothe can be reused over and over again as they can be cleaned easily and are quite light. Having paper bags only help to reduce our forest cover since that is the raw material for making the bag.
How to make handmade paper
Posted on: Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at 12:11 pm
The ancient Egyptians invented paper (then called papyrus),it is more of a craft which is fun to create.
To start we need…
• A piece of sponge.
• Mould and deckle (the top and the bottom screens)
• A big basin
• A blender
• Some staples
• Some liquid starch.
To start with select the types of paper and rip them into small bits. Place them in a blender .then add some warm water and rum the blender to make a smooth paste. Then we add the corn starch or gelatin for strength. Then add petals, color or spackle to decorate the paper.
To make a mould and deckle we need to stretch a fiberglass over the wooden frame and staple it on sides to secure a tight grip.
Now pour the pulp in the basin and mix well to check for lumps.Dip the mould in the pulp let it stay for some time then slowly take it out. Check the layer it should be even.
Put the deckle on top and soak the extra water with sponge.
Remove the paper from the screens and put it on news paper and let it dry and your homemade paper is ready.
Green Hang Tag Purchases
Posted on: Monday, September 14th, 2009 at 7:28 am
Hang tags are used by the manufacturers as an overall packaging and branding of their products. The hang tags also let the customer know all about the brand they are purchasing. But most often these hang tags are taken out and thrown away without any further use. These hang tags use up a large amount of paper which becomes useless. Instead the brands should design the hang tags in such a way that it promotes their commitment to nature.
The color of the hang tags may be kept green with a picture of tree or leave to show that you work for the noble cause of protecting the nature.
The hang tags can also be made as business cards so that the customers don’t throw them away but keep them for future need.
Instead of using paper for making the hang tags, one can go for cloth or any natural material designed aesthetically as hang tags.
One can also mention the ways that the product will contribute to conserving nature. For example you can mention that for each product sold, a tree would be planted. This will reflect you good cause and brand commitment to nature.
Medical Records Are Going Green
Posted on: Sunday, September 6th, 2009 at 1:12 pm
Whenever a patient visits a doctor’s clinic there are lot of prescriptions, medical and personal history and data, many reports etc which over a period of time become a lot cumbersome and complex system. There are instances where the old prescriptions and medical history is lost or damaged which can become critical at the time of any emergency. Sometimes, it become very difficult to find the patient’s file and it may waste few very important minutes. Moreover, every time anyone visits a doctor, his medical file gets updated and this calls for volume of paper. The more paper work is done, the more paper is used which indirectly results in destruction of forests and cutting of trees.
The medical practitioner can use Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system which can store and retrieve the medical data of each patient without much effort. This will also reduce the dependence on paper. EMR can easily be transferred from one place to another if the need arise. For example if the patient is going to another city or hospital to get some surgery one or to receive some treatment, his EMR can be sent electronically within seconds.