Every tonne of recycled paper saves:
2 cubic meters of landfill
7,000 gallons of water
4,100 kilowatts of electricity
Incinerating 10,000 tonnes of waste creates 1 job, land-filling the same amount of waste creates 6 jobs but recycling this much waste creates 36 jobs!
Office paper is highly recyclable, but waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected.
Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute!
Copy paper, used in photocopiers, printers and fax machines, is the most common type of office waste paper.
70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with new production!
17 trees saved can absorb a total of 114kg of carbon dioxide annually. Burning the equivalent amount of paper creates 680kg of carbon dioxide.
As a nation, we only recycle 17.7% of waste - one of the worst records in Europe.