One ton of recycled paper saves:

  • 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.

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