- 4,100 kWh of electricity.
- 380 gallons of oil.
- 54 million Btu’s of energy.
- 4.6 cubic yards of landfill space.
- 7,000 gallons of water.
- 17 trees
Recycling paper takes 60% less energy than making paper form raw materials.
It also creates 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution.
Americans throw away 4.5 million tons of office paper each year.
That’s enough to build a wall of paper 12 feet high from New York to Los Angeles.
Every Sunday, 500,000 trees are used to produce the 88% of newspapers that are never recycled.