RECYCLING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

By recycling paper, you benefit the environment. Here’s how:

  • The use of one ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees.
  • Recycled paper creates an energy savings of 65 percent over virgin pulp.
  • Recycling uses more than 50 percent less water than creating virgin pulp.
  • Recycling pulp produces reduced water and air pollution.
  • Recycling lowers consumer waste disposal costs.
  • Recycling saves landfill space, because paper accounts for approximately 40 percent of all dumped materials.