How Many Trees on Average does MHS use in One Week through Paper Copies?
Juniors Hoda Elbeshbeshy and Vianca Castaneda researched the usage on paper in attempts to find ways to reduce waste in MHS for the environmental science class.
They found the Production Room uses up to four boxes of paper in one day, which is 16,000 sheets. Additionally, the Library can use up 1,000 sheets of paper whenever necessary.
The collective paper usage doesn’t include printing from teachers or students.
The Sierra Club Foundation, an independent public charity supporting the environment, estimated that one hardwood tree can produce 10,000-20,000 sheets of paper. In essence, students and staff are using at least one tree weekly to accommodate their printing habits.
Therefore, as seen in Issue I pg. 8, the correct answer is C.
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