Infographic: Life of a Paper Grocery Coupon

“The production of paper grocery coupons destroys 13.62 million trees each year. That breaks down to 1.135 million trees each month – roughly the number of trees it takes to fill New York City’s Central Park twice over. Only one percent of the newly-inked coupons sent to consumers’ homes by way of weekly free-standing inserts (FSI’s) makes it to the grocery store checkout. Instead, a shocking 99 percent of the coupons are never used, heading directly to the recycling bin, or even thrown away. Those that do make it to the store are eventually shipped to clearing houses in Mexico. Track the journey of paper grocery coupons in this infographic.”

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Via: SubmitInfographics

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