Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | April 14, 2008

Paper recycling in U.S. at all time high.

According to the American Forest and Paper Association’s website, more than 56 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. during 2007 was recovered for recycling — an all-time high.   In total, 54.3 million tons of paper and paper board products were recovered last year in the United States — approximately 360 pounds for every man, woman and child in the country, up from 233 pounds per person in 1990.   Every ton of paper that is recovered saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.    Since 1990, when the paper industry established its first recovery goal to advance recycling in the United States, paper recovery has grown by more than 87 percent.  The manufacturing association for the forest, paper and wood products industry hopes that Americans will recycle 60% of the paper consumed in the U.S. by 2012.  Its website is found at http://www.afandpa.org.


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