References

  1. Wrapping paper without foil, cellophane, plastic coating or glitter can be recycled (AF&PA).
  2. Most Valentine’s Day cards, without glitter or plastic, and their envelopes can be recycled (AF&PA).
  3. On average annually, 92% of all cardboard boxes consumed in the U.S. were recovered for recycling (AF&PA).
  4. On average, paper and cardboard account for 75% of packaging materials recovered for recycling in the U.S. (PaperRecycles.org).
  5. Did you know there are 20% more trees in the United States today than in 1970 (AF&PA)?
  6. Every day, 3.2 million trees are planted in the country— more than Chicago’s 2.7 million residents (AF&PA).
  7. Forestry is responsible for the largest supply of municipal drinking water in the country (U.S. Forest Service).
  8. Paper and paper-based packaging are one of the most recycled materials in the U.S. (EPA).
  9. Trees in U.S. forests absorb more carbon dioxide than forestry related activities produce (U.S. Forest Service).
  10. Paper mills typically reuse water at least 10 times before purifying and returning it to waterways (AF&PA).
  11. In 2016, about two-thirds of the energy used by leading mills came from renewable biomass energy (AF&PA).
  12. Private forest owners plant about four million trees every day (ForestFoundation.org).
  13. Corrugated fibers can be reused 7 to 10 times to make newboxes and other paper products (Corrugated.org).
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