Recycling facts

  • Today, paper is the country's most recycled product; in fact, more paper is diverted from landfills for recycling than all other material combined.

  • Last year, 45% of all paper Americans used was recovered - a record 45 million tons!

  • More paper is now recovered in the United States than is sent to landfills.

  • Each American on average now recovers 336 pounds of paper for recycling-a 44% increase over 1990!

  • Just over one-third of all paper and paperboard recovered in the world is recovered in the United States.

  • Everyday enough paper is recovered in the United States to fill a train of boxcars 15 miles long.

  • Since 1988, US paper recovery has grown more than four times faster than the overall growth in US paperbaord consumption.

  • During this decade alone, US papermakers will have invested an estimated $10 billion in new recycling capacity.

  • Use of recovered paper at domestic mills during the 1990's has been growing more than twice as fast as the use of total fiber.

  • Recovered paper now provides more than 37% of the raw material fiber used at US mills - up from 25% in 1988.

Environmental Impact

Each ton of recycled paper produced saves:

  • 17 trees
  • 7,000 gallons of water
  • 60 lbs. of Air Pollution
  • 4,102 kwh of Electricity
  • 3 cubic yards of landfill space
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