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Paperclips: Did you know?


June 1, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

* An employee in a typical business uses 1.5 pounds of wastepaper each day?

* An employee in a typical business uses 1.5 pounds of wastepaper each day?

* Employees of financial businesses use more than 2 pounds each, per day?

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* Every ton of paper that is recycled saves roughly 17 trees?

* A total of 75,000 trees are used to print the Sunday edition of the New York Times?

* Every day U. S. papermakers recycle the amount of paper required to fill a 15-mile long train of boxcars?

* The first paper merchant in the U. S. was Benjamin Franklin, who went on to help start up a total of 18 paper mills in and around Virginia?

* One tree is capable of filtering 60 pounds of air pollutants per year?

* At the end of the Civil war, estimates suggest that between one third and one half of all U. S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit?

Sources: Ecoverde, American Forest Products Association, Federal Reserve Bank of San Fransico,


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