Did You Know...
Each ton of recycled paper can save
- 17 trees
- 380 gallons of oil
- 3 cubic yards of landfill space
- 4,000 kilowatts of energy
- 7,000 gallons of water
Americans use more than
- 67 million tons of paper per year, or about 580 pounds per person
- Paper products make up the largest part (approximately40percent) of our trash
- Making recycled paper instead of new paper uses
- 64 percent less energy
- and uses 58 percent less water
- Every day American businesses generate enough paper to circle the earth 20 times !
- Every day Americans recover more than 2 million pounds of paper! That's about 40 percent of the paper we use
- Paper products use up at least 35 percent of the world's annual commercial wood harvest.
- The highest point in Ohio is said to be "Mount Rumpke," which is a "mountain" made up of trash -- at a sanitary landfill!