Paper Recycling
Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution!
• If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year!

• If you take a 15 year old tree and made it into paper grocery bags you would get about 700 paper bags. A supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags.

• The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year.

• Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year; about 680 pounds per person.

• The average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Most of this is packaging and junk mail.

Southeastern Recycling Corporation
3401 NW 110th Street
Miami, FL 33167
Tel 305.634.1180
Fax 305.634.1190
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