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Canada’s paper bills waste 82 million pounds of paper each year!

Environmentalists say we are on the brink of passing the point of no return for our planet. Our environmental toll is staggering. But change is possible. Virtually unnoticeable tweaks to your routine can make a tremendous difference. Estimates show that if 20% of Canadians simply switched to paperless billing, about 17 million pounds of paper, 230,000 trees, 416 million litres of wastewater and over 42 million litres of gas would be saved each year. This means that with one easy change, your family would save 6.6 pounds of paper, 236 litres of wastewater, almost 17 litres of fuel, and avoid the production of 175 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: PayItGreen.org)

Understanding where these savings come from is easy when you consider the long process your bills go through to arrive at your door. This process includes paper production and delivery to printers, printing, and postage and shipping to customers like you.

To add a little perspective to the equation, Canada’s second-largest telecommunications company sends enough paper bills each year to circumnavigate the world twice when stacked end to end. When stacked up in a pile in the same face-down fashion that you stack them on your desk, the height of the pile would be 14 times taller than the CN Tower. (Source: The Nature Conservatory)

At Reliance, we are committed to making the change to paperless billing as easy as possible and have launched a FREE paperless billing program named myReliance. It not only sends you bills digitally, but it also allows you to download and store them digitally, automatically backs up your bills for 24 months, and can help you avoid missing payments and incurring late fees. Best of all, you can make payments online instantly without having to worry about finding stamps or making a trip to the post office.

Quite simply, myReliance is GOOD for you, BETTER for your wallet and BEST for the environment.

Show your love for our planet: click here to register for Paperless Billing now

{ 5 comments… add one }

  • M. Deschamps November 23, 2011, 7:30 pm

    Do I get the price of postage taken off my bill?

  • Steve M November 23, 2011, 3:57 pm

    If you’d sign up with ePost, I’d be happy to get paperless billing from you. That way I have all my e-bills viewable in one central clearninghouse. But I cannot rely on tracking different emails from different billers: I may miss a payment and you will charge me for it. So until you sign up with ePost, I’ll continue to get my paper bills. I currently have 6 bills with ePost and would be happy to have you as the 7th.

    Steve M
    Ottawa ON

  • Norbert Krommer November 23, 2011, 1:56 pm

    But I don’t want to, and don’t intend to, spend my waking hours in front of a computer screen !!

  • R Philip November 22, 2011, 9:53 pm

    I tried to sign up for paperless billing & spent 10 minutes trying. Your system kept rejecting my password…I even had up to 12 numbers/letters cominations & still was refused.
    This is frustrating when you’ve telephoned me & then sent an email to sign up & I can’t do so because your system only tells me the password is weak but doesn’t offer suggestions to rectify it. Please work on this problem for your customers sake in the future.

    Thank you,
    R Philip

    • Rich Massingham November 25, 2011, 4:08 pm

      For those who have had issues setting up passwords, they must be 8 characters long, contain two letters, at least one number and at least one special character (non-alphabet) I hope this helps.

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