Years of sorting through thousands of discarded notebooks during Locker Clean Out Events (aka waste audits) taught us some things:
The overwhelming majority of comp/notebooks are only (very) partially used, which means a stunning amount of never-used paper is routinely sent to recycling or landfill.
Spiral-bound everything is landfill, as are comp + notebooks with poly, laminated, or non-paper covers.
We're making a big mistake instructing students to purchase disposable plastic, vinyl, spiral-bound, and wasteful supplies every year in the name of "education" - the irony is painful.
Example: Classroom of 20 students
4 comp books/student/year
Avg # of unused sheets/notebook: 50
4000 sheets/classroom = 1/3 of a tree
= A giant carbon footprint for no good reason.
Goal: Set an example for students to waste less, for the good of everything.
Made Locally (Northern California)
44 Pages Each
8" x 10"
70# Paper (no bleed through)