You can make a difference in deforestation
Reducing Paper Usage
Approximately 27,000 trees are cut down every day
for toilet paper.
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), paper makes up 26% of all waste currently in landfills. Know your area's recycling guidelines and keep paper products out of the trash.
Know Your Companies
Buy from companies that you know are actively working to reduce their contributions to deforestation whether that's through mining, agricultural, or clear cutting practices
Look for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Mark
This logo indicates that the wood products you are purchasing have been sustainably and responsibly sourced with respect for the environment and human rights.
There are individuals and companies out there who are working to reverse the effects of deforestation, but the numbers aren't quite there yet.
Whether you plant the tree yourself or financially contribute to organizations actively planting trees (either through donation or responsible shopping), you can help create forest regrowth.