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Paper Recycling can save your business moneyPAPER RECYCLING FACTS

  • In 2008, the amount of paper recovered for recycling averaged 340 pounds for every person in the U.S.
  • Using old paper to make new paper uses 30 to 50 percent less energy than making paper from trees.
  • Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 390 gallons of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough energy to power the average American home for five months.
  • Recycling paper instead of making it from new material generates 74 percent less air pollution and uses 50 percent less water.

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