Monday, July 28, 2008

The greening of law

Interesting article in the Plain Dealer about law firms going green. From the story: "A recent survey of law firms found that each attorney generates up to 100,000 sheets a year. Assuming a 2,000-hour work year, that's 50 pages an hour. Almost a sheet a minute. Enough paper laid end-to-end to wrap around the U.S. Supreme Court Building 66 times. No wonder some green-minded lawyers are saying no mas."

How much is 100,000 sheets of paper?
A single lawyer can use up to 100,000 sheets of paper every year, a survey found. That's enough to:
• Make up 12 40-foot trees.
• Line Interstate 90 from Dead Man's Curve to Lake County.
• Balance the scales of justice with 50 medium-sized pumpkins.
• Publish 271 copies of John Grisham's "The Partner."
• Stack as high as LeBron James . . . on stilts.

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