Where Do We Begin When Talking About Paper Throughout history paper has been made of recycled materials.
Originally paper was made from rags. In the 19 th century, the process of using wood pulp was perfected and paper as what we know today was started.
Today Paper is made From: Recycled Paper/Cardboard Wood Saw Dust Wood Chips Leftovers From Lumber Operations
Two Tracks to paper 1.Trees and Wood Byproducts 2.Recycled Paper
The Life Cycle of Paper Can Be Broken Down to 9 Steps For Recycled Content Paper
1.Buying Paper 2.Using Paper 3.Recycling!?! 4.Picking up/Transporting to Recycling Facility 5.Processing at Recycling Center 6.Shipping to Markets 7.Processing into Paper 8.Shipping back to consumers 9.Sold to consumers
1.Buying Paper 1.Why 2.How much do we really need 2.Using Paper 1.What are we using it for?
Vs. 3.Recycling/Garbage - In 2005 the percent of paper/cardboard recycled was 51.5%. - That means nearly 50% goes into garbage!
4. Picking up/Transporting to Recycling Facility.
7. 6 Steps in Producing Paper products. 1.Preparation 2.Pulping 3.Screening 4.Pressing &Drying 5.Sizing & Coating 6.Finishing
One Ton of Recycled paper used instead of virgin wood will save: 7,000 gallons of water7,000 gallons of water 17-31 trees17-31 trees 4,000KWh of electricity4,000KWh of electricity 60 lbs of air pollutants60 lbs of air pollutants
To Make the Biggest Impact with Paper Usage is to: Remember the 3 R’s Reduce the amount of waste first Reuse what you can & then Recycle & buy products with recycled content in them! Close the Loop!