What does saving paper really look like?

By on June 28, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Posted in: On the Web

You’re already making a big difference, and may not even realize it. Now you can see it. By opting for eBill, ePolicy and automatic payments, our customers are saving millions of sheets of paper. With over 9 million policyholders, that equals a lot of trees. But how many exactly?

Our challenge was to help you (and us) visualize how much of an impact our customers are actually making by going paperless. So, we dug deep into our high school math knowledge (with a little help from the Environmental Defense Fund’s online paper calculator*) and started crunching some numbers. But numbers alone are pretty boring, so we added pictures, too.

Because of your commitment to the environment, we were able to compare the amount of paper saved to the weight of African elephants. And the length of the trees saved compared to the Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel Tower and even geckos! Disclaimer: We didn’t line up over 1.3 million geckos to calculate this number. There’s actually an average gecko length!

Check out the interactive page below which helps you picture exactly how much of an impact signing up for eBill, ePolicy and automatic payments have had on the environment. If you haven’t yet signed up, you can join the millions of customers already making a difference and see the numbers increase every day.

What does saving paper look like?

*Environmental impact estimates are based on averages and were made using the Environmental Defense Fund Paper Calculator.  For more information visit http://papercalculator.org