Paper Facts

  • Americans throw away enough office paper each year to build a 12 foot high wall from Seattle to NY (a new wall every year).
  • Making paper from recycled paper reduces the related contribution to air pollution 95%.
  • Recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves one tree.
  • More than 37% of the fiber used to make new paper products in the U.S. comes from recycled sources.

CardBoard Facts

  • Recycling cardboard only takes 75% of the energy needed to make new cardboard.
  • Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil.
  • Over 90% of all products shipped in the US are shipped in corrugated boxes, which totals more than 400 billion square feet of cardboard.
  • Nearly 80% of all retailers and grocers recycle their cardboard.

The Green and Yellow Recycling Bins