Monday, February 4, 2013

Paper and then some....

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Paper accounts for more than a third of all recyclables collected in the US, by weight. Nearly forty-five million tons of paper and paperboard were recovered in 2010—a recycling rate of over 63 percent.  While I illustrated my comic books I made sure to recycle each and every page. When I made my animated short films in undergraduate school, I didn't have the opportunity to recycle all the paper I used. Much of it went into the trash. I calculated a rough estimate of the amount of pages I used while illustrating my comic books. I recycled somewhere around 4,618 sheets of paper and watercolor paper. The recycling continues.....