15 Facts About Paper (Do not print this page unless necessary!)

  1. Approx. 324 L. of water is used to produce 1 KG of paper.
    Source: Environment Canada
  2. It is estimated that 95% of business information is still stored on paper.
    Source: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
    Discussion Paper (IIED, London, September 1996)
  3. Recycling 54 KG of newspaper will save one tree.
    Source: Government of Canada, Digital Collections
  4. The average daily web user prints 28 pages daily.
    Source: Gartner group and HP
  5. 115 billion sheets of paper are used annually for personal computers.
    Source: Worldwatch Institute
  6. 10,000 trees are cut down annually in China to make holiday cards.
    Source: Xinhua News Agency
  7. 3 cubic yards of landfill space can be saved by one ton of recycled paper.
    Source: 50 Simple things you Can do to Save the Earth, Jodi B., Sudbury
  8. Every ton of recycled paper saves about 17 trees.
    Source: Purdue Research Foundation and US Environmental Protection Agency, 1996
  9. Every tree provides oxygen enough for 3 people to breathe.
    Source: North Carolina Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling
  10. 30-40% of trash is discarded packaging.
    Source: What About Waste, Cornell Waste Management Institute, 1990
  11. Recycling half the world’s paper would free 20 million acres of forestland.
    Source: The Recycler’s Handbook, 1990
  12. Recycling one ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
    Source: Waste Reduction is a Smart Business Decision, Onondaga Resource Recovery Agency, 1998
  13. Employees at American financial businesses generate about 2 lbs. of paper a day…per person!
    Source: The Recycler’s Handbook, 1990
  14. When paper rots or is composted it emits methane gas which is 25 times more toxic than CO2.
  15. If everyone in the US sent one less holiday card, we would save over 50,000 cubic yards of paper.
    Source: Use Less Stuff, 1998

4 thoughts on “15 Facts About Paper (Do not print this page unless necessary!)

  1. How much energy do you consume on your travels? And what “green” mode of transportation do you take when you are out and about “saving” the planet? Just curious.

    1. In Indonesia, my country, it is a serious problem of living here. Even we are rich of nature but the awareness of ppl here are very low. Traveling from one place to another here still use the cars or motorcycles. We encourage ppl to bike or to go on foot.
      Every country’s problem is not the same. And in mine, the problems are the traveling habit, not “green” enough.

  2. Trip saya terakhir ke Pegunungan Tengger cukup menyenangkan, apalagi melewati rute via Malang yang melewati perkebunan apel dan panorama alam.
    Terimakasih atas infonya🙂

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