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Reducing Paper Consumption and Recycling Paper Makes a Huge Difference- Some Statistics that Remind You Why You Should Be Green

>> Thursday, December 16, 2010

According to Wiki Answers, the average business uses about 1 pound of paper per day per employee! Do you think you could use less paper? How about your office or school?

Once you reduce your paper consumption as much as you can, the next step is recycling. Wiki Answers suggests that recycling one ton of paper saves:
* approximately 13 trees
* 2.5 barrels of oil
* 4100 Kilowatt hours of Electricity
* 4 cubic meters of landfill, 141 cubic feet
* 31,780 liters of water, or 8,395 gallons
* 60 pounds less of air pollution

StunningPaper Recycling Facts (from
* If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!
* The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years if we recycled it all!
* In 1993, U.S. paper recovery saved more than 90,000,000 cubic yards of landfill space.

I hope these statistics inspire you to reduce, reuse, and recycle all the paper you are responsible for and maybe even to help get paper recycling into your office and/ or schools!

You may also like to read You Can Recycle Even Stuff You Thought Was Trash!

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Sarah,  said... December 27, 2010 at 2:29 PM  

These stats are amazing. May we use them on our blog at Practically Green? We're just launching a New Year's Resolution app and this is perfect ammo. Check us out at! What do you think? We'd love feedback/participation. Keep up the great work!!

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