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Facts About Paper And Why You Shouldn't Waste It

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FACTS ABOUT PAPER AND PAPER WASTE
(Please do not print this fact sheet unless necessary!)
Approx. 324 L. of water is used to produce 1 KG of
paper.
Source: Environment Canada

Paper manufacturing is the largest industrial user of
water per pound of finished product.
Source: American Forest and Paper Association

The World Commission on Environment and
Development defines sustainability as
“Development that meets the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs”.
Source: World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987

The US uses 25% of the world's paper products.
Source: American Forest and Paper Association

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Source: Worldwatch Institute

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)

700 pounds of paper are consumed by the average
American each year.
Source: Environmental Defense Fund, Champion Paper Mills

Although paper is traditionally identified with
reading and writing, communications has now been
replaced by packaging as the single largest category
of paper use at 41% of all paper used.

10,000 trees are cut down annually in China to
make holiday cards.

Source: North American Factbook PPI, 1995. (Figures are for 1993)

3 cubic yards of landfill space can be saved by one
ton of recycled paper.

The paperless office, once predicted as a result of
information technology (IT), has not transpired.
Industry analysts estimate that 95% of business
information is still stored on paper.
Source: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Discussion Paper (IIED, London, September 1996)

Source: Xinhua News Agency

Source: 50 Simple things you Can do to Save the Earth, Jodi B., Sudbury

77 percent of paper is recycled in the Netherlands.
Source: Washington Post

67 percent of paper is recycled in Germany.
Source: Worldwatch Institute

Recycling 54 KG of newspaper will save one tree.
Source: Government of Canada, Digital Collections

52 percent of paper is recycled in Japan.
Source: Worldwatch Institute

Paper and paper products accounts for more than
1/3 of all Canada’s waste.

45 percent of paper is recycled in the U.S.

Source: Environment Canada

Source: Worldwatch Institute

Canada uses 6 million tonnes of paper and
paperboard annually. Only 1/4 of Canada’s waste
paper and paperboard is recycled.

Every year in the United States, over 2 billion books
are published, 359 million magazines are published
24 billion newspaper are published

Source: Environment Canada

Source: Purdue Research Foundation and US Environmental Protection
Agency, 1996

Paper manufacturing is the 3rd largest user of fossil
fuels worldwide.
Source: American Forest and Paper Association, (Garner, J.W.. Energy
Conservation Practices Offer Environmental and Cost Benefits. Pulp &
Paper, October 2002).

One year's worth of the New York Times newspaper
weighs 520 pounds.
Source: Purdue Research Foundation and US Environmental Protection
Agency, 1996

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Every ton of recycled paper saves about 17 trees.
Source: Purdue Research Foundation and US Environmental Protection
Agency, 1996

Recycling paper uses 60% less energy than
manufacturing virgin timber paper.
Source: "1996 Statistics, Data Through 1995." American Forest and Paper
Association. November 1996. Pg. 2

The post-consumer recycling rate for old newsprint
in the US in 1990, 1992, and 1994...

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