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