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Recycling and Generation

Why Recycle Paper?

Check out these statistics on document shredding & recycling courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency:

  • On average, a typical office generates about one pound of paper per employee and from that paper 77% of it is recyclable.
  • Most paper waste is high grade paper.
  • Using old paper to make new paper uses approximately 30-50% less energy than using trees first.
  • Pollution in the production of newly recycled paper is reduced by 95% when made into new pieces of paper.
  • 40% of all waste going to landfills is paper, cutting down on paper waste will extend the lives of existing landfills.
  • Newspaper can be recycled into egg cartons, game boards, new newspapers, gift boxes, animal bedding, insulation and packaging material.
  • Office paper is recycled into paper towels, tissue paper, and toilet paper.
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes create new cardboard and cereal boxes.

The benefits of document shredding & recycling to the environment are obvious.

Recycling Saves.

For every ton of paper that is recycled, the following is saved:

  • 17 trees
  • 275 pounds of sulfur
  • 350 pounds of limestone
  • 9,000 pounds of steam
  • 60,000 gallons of water
  • 225 kilowatt hours
  • 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space

Now that you know facts about recycling paper, contact us to learn more about our paper recycling programs.

Call (800) 508-1010 now or visit our contact page for more information.

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