Minimizing paper waste is not just about “being green.” It’s also about saving time – and money. For our No Paper November series, I’ve gathered some “paper facts” to show just how far paper waste has not only creeped into our work lives, but our daily lives as well.
Every year American households receive a total of 104.7 billion pieces of junk mail.Source: USPS, 'The House Diary Study: Mail Use & Attitudes in FY 2006'
The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper per year.Source: EPA.gov'
50% of business waste is composed of paper.Source: The World Counts
To produce each week’s Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.Source: USI.edu
One ton of recycled paper saves:
• 4,100 kWh of electricity.
• 380 gallons of oil.
• 54 million BTU’s of energy.
• 4.6 cubic yards of landfill space.
• 7,000 gallons of water.
• 17 trees.Source: UTAH.edu
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