Why Paper Recycling Matters
- Posted by Bob
- On March 4, 2015
Paper based products constitute the largest portion of corporate waste. Newspaper, cardboard, magazines, computer printouts and used notebooks are piling up in offices around the world and everyday more of them are bought and thrown out. The good news is that although paper does make up the greatest portion of the waste stream, it also offers the greatest opportunity for recycling. Recycling paper thus becomes the best option available to an environmentally conscious enterprise or corporation.
It is now common knowledge that using more paper means more trees will be cut down. It is also widely understood that wasteful disposal of paper alongside regular garbage triggers greenhouse emissions that are harmful to the environment as well as human health.
Here are some benefits of recycling paper:
- Most of the paper can be recycled up to eight times.
- Paper recycling saves energy as well as up to 17% of landfill space.
- Recycling of paper requires around 40% less energy than producing new paper.
- By recycling or reusing one ton of paper, we save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 463 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, and enough energy to heat an average home for six months.
Corporate entities globally need to incorporate the logic and benefits behind paper recycling in their daily management. More importantly, they need to do everything within their power to curtail wasteful disposal of paper in their offices and among their employees.
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