Paper Recycling Facts

Paper RecyclingPaper is the most common material in our trash. Because of this, in order to significantly reduce the amount of trash in our landfills, we need to recycling paper.

Below is a list of Paper Recycling Facts.
  • Around 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
  • To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.
  • Every ton of paper recycled saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • One million tons of recovered paper is enough to fill more than 14,000 railroad cars.
  • Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than if it was made from raw materials.
  • It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.
  • An average American uses 465 trees worth of paper during their lifetime.
  • Recycling half the world's paper would free 20 million acres of forest land.
  • Paper plus cardboard combined make up 73% of the materials in the landfill.

If you know of any more paper recycling facts please share them below.


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i love to recyle because it help us with supplies and many more things that will be needed and recycleing will be helpful to the earth and people thanks,catch you later