Friday, July 4, 2008

Facts About Recycling

These facts were printed in our local paper, The Banff Crag and Canyon. They further cement the reasons why we should all choose to recycle each day.

- The average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Most is packaging and junk mail.

- If all our newspaper was recycled we could save about 250,000,000 trees a year!

- Recycling a single run of the Sunday Times would save approximately 75,000 trees.

- The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.

- The average person uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!

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