It takes 70% less energy to produce a ton of paper from recycled paper than from trees.
An increasing number of organizations are recognizing the environmental and business benefits of recycling their waste. According to the government-funded Recycle Now initiative, the UK uses about 12.5 million tonnes of paper each year and some 67% of the paper and cardboard used in the UK is recycled. Here we take a look at the positive impact of recycled paper, and how you can implement a recycling policy without risking any of your company's sensitive information.
The environment is the big winner! Just some of the benefits of recycling paper include:
Recycling paper helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that can contribute to climate change.
It takes 70% less energy and water to recycle paper than to create new paper from trees. Manufacturing with recovered paper cuts down on pollution that contributes to smog (and ill-health).
Best of all, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees and more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.