Help us achieve our goal to plant a lot of trees in Two Mile Creek Conservation area NOTL!
1. Americans use 85 million tons of paper per year which is about 680 pounds per person
2. 70%of the total waste in offices is paper waste
3. Recycling one ton of paper saves 7,000 gallons of water
4. The average office worker uses10,000 sheets of paper per year
5. American businesses use around 21 million tons of paper – with about 750,000 copies made every minute
6. Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 mature trees
7. Recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves one tree
8. Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
- Recycling cardboard only takes 75% of the energy required to make new cardboard
- Over 90%of all products shipped in the U.S. are packaged in corrugated boxes, which makes up more than 400 billion square feet of cardboard
- Around 80%of retailers and grocers recycle cardboard
- 70%of corrugated cardboard is recovered for recycling
- Approximately 100 billion cardboard boxes are produced each year in the U.S.
- One ton of recycled cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil
- One ton of recycled cardboard saves 9 cubic yards of landfill space