Paper Recycling Facts
In Britain , we import 60% of the wood fibre we use to make paper & card.
About 25% of what we throw away is paper.
Forests which have been planted for future paper making support fewer different species of living things than ancient woodlands.
The average family used 6 trees worth of paper each year.
Recycling paper uses less energy and water than making paper from trees.
Waste paper which is dumped in landfill sites gradually rots down and produces methane, which is a dangerous greenhouse gas.
7 million trees are cut down every year just to make disposable nappies.
Newspapers and magazines are recycled and made into more paper and packaging materials.
Office grade paper (eg photocopies, letters etc) are recycled and made into more office grade paper. It's often used to make tissues and toilet roll too.