According to The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries:
A ton of paper made from recycled fibers instead of virgin fibers conserves:
- 17 trees
- 6953 gallons of water
- 463 gallons of oil
- 587 pounds of air pollution
- 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space
- 4077 Kilowatt hours of electricity
In 2015, HV Shred clients helped save:
- over 20,000 trees
- over 9 million gallons of water
- over 600,000 gallons of oil
- over 3750 cubic yards of landfill space
- over 5 million Kilowatt hours of electricity
LET’S KEEP IN GOING IN 2016!!!!!
Excerpted from a Q&A report by Environmental Defense and the Alliance for Environmental Innovation:
Q: Is recycled paper better for the environment than virgin paper?
A: Yes! It’s common sense that making new paper from old paper is easier on the Earth.
- It helps preserve forests, because it reduces demand for wood;
- It conserves resources and generates less pollution during manufacturing, because the fibers have already been processed once; and
- It reduces solid waste, because it diverts usable paper from the waste stream.
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