The average American uses 650 lbs. of paper a year.
One ton of paper from recycled pulp saves 17 trees, 3 cubic yards of
landfill space, 7000 gallons of water, 4200 kWh (enough to heat your
home fore half a year), 390 gallons of oil, and prevents 60 pounds of
In 1993, for the first time in history, more paper was recovered for recycling in the United States than was landfilled.