Plastic-Free July Challenge #20: Switch to e-bills 📄

Updated: Jul 21, 2020


Go paperless and switch to e-bills


Go paperless with your finance. Save trees🌲 and your personal space, while enjoying the convenience of finding what you need instantly!


The average household can save 6.6 pounds of paper and 171 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions by simply going with e-billing.


Stamped envelopes

The resources used to mail a bill to a utility company might seem trivial. By paying bills electronically you prevent about one pound of envelopes and printed bills from being created.


Add that up across sixty or seventy million households, and that’s 120 million gallons of fuel not burned to ship paper here and there. It also means millions of pounds of paper goods are never produced and distributed.


Paper waste has to be recycled but it often is not. Much of the paper from the cable company and the power company ends up in landfills. Even if the paper does get recycled, this is less of a benefit to the environment than simply not making the paper in the first place. (Arcadia Blog: The Economic and Environmental Benefits of paying Online, 2017).


Today’s Challenge:

  • If you have to make a payment, then use e-billing! Show us how you do your finances environmentally 💵 (obviously without giving away confidential information of 😉)

  • Share a photo and tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJuly to earn 1 ENTRY!


How can I win prizes?

Step 1: Follow @onepieceaday1

Step 2: Tag a friend! (optional)

Step 3: Share a photo (to your story OR your feed) of you completing each challenge for 1 ENTRY, tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJuly.

Each day is a new opportunity to increase your chances. Your total entries will be counted at the end of the month and be entered into a draw to win a zero-waste prize pack. Be sure to stick around for more chances to win!

Questions? Drop them below!



Tomorrow bring your own reusable utensils 🍴