These fast facts are courtesy of the Wisconsin Paper Council, Neenah, Wis.:
• Every day, United States-based paper makers recycle enough paper to fill a 15-mile-long train of boxcars.
• Each year, the average American uses approximately 749 lbs. of paper and paper products.
• Each year, more than 2 billion trees are planted in the United States by the forest industry, private landowners and government agencies—that’s roughly 7 million trees planted every day.
• Only about 17 percent of the wood consumed worldwide each year is used for paper making.
For more information, visit www.wipapercouncil.org.
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