Consider the big picture. The paper industry is the third largest industrial consumer of energy. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, paper accounts for approximately one-third of all waste. That’s at least 84,000,000 tons a year!
One of the ways you can help the environment is to opt to receive electronic copies of your bills and statements. According to PayItGreen.org, the average American family would save six pounds of paper in one year by switching from paper to digital. Multiply that by many families and it adds up to a significant environmental savings!
In most cases, when you enroll in electronic statements, you’ll receive the same information you would on a paper statement, with the added convenience of being able to file and store your statements on your computer. Opting to receive things electronically will also often mean faster access to your bills or account information, helping you to always stay on top of your finances.
If you’re ready to go paperless, Community Bank can help you take the first step. Simply log into Online Banking and sign up for e-Statements. It’s quick, easy and best of all, it’s free.