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Annual Environmental Impact

SIMA members collectively print nearly 180,000 B2B sales catalogs annually at a cost of just over $5 million. Elastic and SIMA will be working with SIMA members to track the collective progress of improving these staggering environmental impact figures.

Environmental Impact of eliminating 180,000 printed catalogs
(27 million printed pages)


U.S. short tons of wood, made from about 3,244 trees


BTUs of energy, equivalent to 4,110 residential refrigerators operated/year


pounds of CO2 equiv., equivalent to 220 cars/year


gallons of water, equivalent to 2,086 clothes washers operated/year


pounds of solid waste, equivalent to 36,378 people generating solid waste/day