Saving Trees by Organizing Receipts

Shoeboxed is dedicated to environmental protection and sustainability. You might wonder where we’re coming from on this one: I mean, we do organize receipts, which are made of paper, which comes from trees. Without the destruction of trees, we wouldn’t exist, right? WRONG!

Save the trees!

We recognize that individual action needs to be taken in order to develop the environmentally-conscious attitude needed to preserve our natural resources, and using Shoeboxed is one way you can take a stand for the environment. By using Shoeboxed, YOU can start acting NOW to change things and make our lives more sustainable. Here’s how:

1. Scan in paper receipts to Shoeboxed and then recycle them. We had so many people contact us and tell us about how many thousands of receipts they are keeping around their houses. One woman emailed me the other day saying she had been saving every single receipt she has ever received since she was 7. Now that is a lot of paper. Digitize receipts and then recycle! Our Receipt Mail-In program makes this easy. Under our normal rates, you can send us hundreds of receipts at a time, and with special bulk pricing, you can mail in a lot more than that.

2. In the long term, Shoeboxed hopes to make the world free of paper receipts, and allow you to skip right to the digital copy. With your support of our current projects, you will make this happen more quickly, and the receipt revolution will accelerate!

I wanted to share some interesting facts with you about receipt paper usage in the United States every year, because I think they really drive home the point.

Basic Facts:

1 Ton of Paper = 17 Trees

220,000 tons of receipt paper are produced each year in the USA alone

220,000 tons of receipt paper = 3,740,000 trees cut ONLY for receipts EVERY YEAR

By recycling your receipts after putting them online on your personal and secure Shoeboxed account, you will not save only trees.

1 Ton of paper also represents:
– 6953 gallons of water
– 463 gallons of oil
– 587 pounds of air pollution
– 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space
– 4077 Kilowatt hours of energy

By using Shoeboxed regularly, imagine how many trees you can save every year. Start eliminating paper receipts today! And with Shoeboxed, you’re not just helping to preserve the earth’s invaluable natural habitats, you’ll also benefit from using the premier receipt organization service online. It’s kind of no-brainer.