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5 Facts About Paper Recycling That Will Make You Think Again

November 12, 2012


Paper is essential and it is used in huge quantities in every country around the world. Unfortunately, it comes at a price. Millions of trees have to be cut down and processed in order to obtain this paper. This slowly kills this planet and that is why we have to recycle the paper and save the Mother Nature. Below you will find some interesting facts about paper and recycling.

  • Simply by recycling the phone books, the Americans can save up to 650,000 tons of paper each and every year.
  • Did you know that one ton of paper is created by sacrificing 17 trees? Those trees can considerably reduce the amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the years.
  • If recycling would be more popular and people would become more interested about it, more and more jobs can be created in order to collect, process and manufacture the paper
  • There is a fact that says that if all the newspapers in the world would be recycled then this planet would be richer with 250 million trees every year.
  • In 2009, more than 60 percent of the paper that was consumed by US citizens was recycled. This was a great achievement.

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