Paper Recycling: A Great American Success Story!
Think about this: In 2012, more than 51 million tons of paper products were voluntarily recovered for recycling in the U.S. - that?s 65.1% of all paper produced. Break that down into a number we can relate to individually and you get roughly 323 pounds recycled for every man, woman and child in the country. When you consider that one ream of 8.5? x 11? office paper weighs about 5 pounds ? well, you get the picture.