I read this interesting article that suggests you can make quite a difference to the environment just by paying your bills online. The article is based upon a study done in the US and claims that if just one household stopped receiving paper statements and instead paid their bills online it would save 24 square feet of forest every year. This calculation was based on the fact that an average US household receives 19 bills or statements from credit card companies and banks per month and makes seven payments by paper per month. Apparently if just 10% of US households gave up paper bills, it would save 75,469,808 pounds of paper, that’s about 905,638 trees. It would also avoid producing 1.96 million pounds of greenhouse gases which is the equivalent of taking 162,861 cars off the road.