Sunday, June 8, 2008

recycling paper

It seems that more and more paper recycling program bins are popping up in my neighborhood. It makes me happy to see this because the funds raised are put toward local fundraisers while helping save the earth. Did you know...

...that recycling helps decrease waste disposal by decreasing the volume in landfills?
...that recycling a stack of newspapers just three (3) feet tall will save one tree?

...that one ton of recycled paper used to make newsprint saves: 390 gallons of oil, 4100 kw hours of electricity, 7000 gallons of water, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space?

For information on how the Abitibi paper recycling process works, visit their site here.

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