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paper & cardboard

Every day we are losing more of our forests to the production of tree-based paper products…
  • US paper consumption has more than tripled since 1960, with the typical American now using 347 kilograms of paper every year – more than 50 times the amount the average African uses;


  • in the UK today, nearly 5 million tonnes of paper are being dumped in landfill or incinerated each year. On average, each household in the UK throws away 2-3 kg of newspaper and magazines each week;


  • every day Americans buy 62 million newspapers and throw out 44 million. That's the equivalent of dumping 500,000 trees into a landfill every week.


  • approximately 12 billion magazines are printed annually in the USA. Less than 5% of magazine paper has any post-consumer recycled content.


  • 90% of all American magazines are discarded within 1 year of being printed, and many books and magazines are thrown away before they even make it to the shelves.
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