I can’t say that I am the most organised person around (my mother would be the first to disapprove the representation so I really would not dare) but I am well organised. I’m that annoying person who actually uses a planner/organiser and has her things colour coded and labelled where and when possible.
I suppose it is only natural and expected when I declare that I am a huge fan of post-its! Those lovely little square self-adhesive note pads are a God’s sent! I loved them when they came just in yellow and I loved them even more when they came in various shades of pastel colours. In fact today post-its come in eight standard sizes, 25 shapes and 62 colours!
Post-its are wonderful because they aren’t just practical, they are lasting- which puts them on the greener side as we can be economical (their durability and reusability makes it so) with them and indirectly reduce waste.
If that’s not enough to convince you to share my love for post-its then maybe this next information can help win you over.
Post-it eco facts:
- All Post-it® paper products recyclable
- Post-it® Notes are available with paper containing at least 30% postconsumer recycled content.
- 100% recycled content Post-it® Notes are available in canary yellow and assorted pastel colors. The 100% recycled content notes are made up of 70% preconsumer and 30% postconsumer fiber.
- Post-it® Easel Pads are made with 30% postconsumer content paper.
- 3M’s has been on the green track since 1975 where they live their Pollution Prevention Pays policy (3P program). Through this program they have successfully prevented the generation of over 2.7 billion pounds of pollution. They have:
- cut volatile organic air emissions by 95%;
- reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 62%.
- recycled or reused 20 times more waste than it treated, disposed of in a landfill, or sent to a waste-to-energy facility.
If you wonder why not just make everything Post-It out of 100% recycled paper then click here, because 3M’s got the answer you seek.
Now if you really want to help the trees and the environment (and you live through your computer) then make the switch to ‘virtual post-its’. They come in every colour under the sun and you can stick them all over your desktop. Then once you’re done you can just ‘virtually’ toss them into the bin without worries about waste and filling up the landfills.