Interesting facts about paper

October 14, 2009 | In: Random interesting fact

The United States and Canada are the world’s largest producers of paper and paper products . The next largest are Finland, Japan, and Sweden, who produce significant amounts of wood pulp and newsprint.

The eath wastes enough paper every day to cover the netherlands every 5 minutes.

Americans throw out enough paper each year to build a 12-foot high wall from New York to Los Angeles.

Recycling one ton of paper saves about 17 trees .

In 875 CE Chinese invent toilet paper.

Americans receive almost 4 million tons of junk mail a year. If 100,000 people stopped their junk mail, we could save up to 150,000 trees annually.

A little more than half of all U.S. paper production takes the form of converted paper products and paperboard containers and boxes (51.1 million tons in 1999).

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