Paper Waste Statistics: 71.6 Million Tons of Paper Waste Per Year In U.S. Alone

April 27, 2012 4:49 pm

Well, the environmentalists seem to have some solid data to backup their claims – “consider the environment before printing this email” here is why you shopuld:

“Worldwide consumption of paper has risen by 400% in the past 40 years leading to increase in deforestation, with 35% of harvested trees being used for paper manufacture. Logging of old growth forests accounts for less than 10% of wood pulp,[19] but is one of the most controversial issues.
Paper waste accounts for up to 40% of total waste produced in the United States each year, which adds up to 71.6 million tons of paper waste per year in the United States alone.”

Statistics Source: Wikipedia

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