Waste and Recycling

How many trees are saved by recycling one ton of paper?

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2011-12-09 08:18:14

Average 1 ton of waste paper could saved 17 mature trees.

Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees

First, we have to define what a "tree" is. Let's say an average pine tree weighs a ton (2000 pounds). About half the tree ends up being usable, so that's 1000 pounds. Well a 500 page package of paper is about 5 pounds. So 1000 pounds (tree) divided by 5 pounds (ream of paper) is 200 reams of paper from 1 tree. The average business uses about 1 pound of paper per day per employee. That's a lot of trees.

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By recycling one small adverage cardboard box saves 5 trees

Recycling paper is not only important because it saves trees but also because it reduces pollution and it conserves valuable energy.If everybody in the US recycled only our daily newspapers we would save 250 million trees a year!ask you stuppid mom dummy.how many recycled piece of paper save a tree

Depends on how much you recycle.

Recycling makes a BIG difference. All paper that is recycled goes to a special factory that washes ink of paper and creates new sheets to start a new process. This helps because paper is made from trees and by recycling, not as many trees have to be chopped down!!!!! :-)

Recycling half of the worlds paper would save 20 million acres of forest. Wow!

by recycling paper. by trying not to use too many wood products.

2000 pounds of recycled paper saves 17 trees 9000 pounds of recycled paper saves 17 x 9000/2000 = 76.5 trees In practical terms this would be stated as saving 76 trees.

About a twig. It takes many papers even to equal one tree.

Strictly speaking, it isn't. But many people think it's a great idea. Recycling paper means that less trees gets felled to make paper, and less paper has to go to landfills. Making paper out of paper also use up less energy than making paper from trees, so society save some there too.

8,395 gallons, or 31,780 liters of water is saved when you recycle one ton of paper.

Recycling is important because if you recycle you can give another life to your rubbish. Many trees can be saved and we will have a better environment.

If you continue to recycle newspapers over the course of a year or more, then you will potentially be saving thousands of trees. Recycling other paper products, like magazines or cardboard, can also help greatly, too.

There are many advantages to recycling paper, but there are also a couple of drawbacks. Namely, paper recycling plants produce a fairly noxious odor. It is harmless, but it smells horrendous.

About 17 mature trees. It could be less or more depending on what kind of tree and how tall or big it is.

roughly 61,500,000 trees are destroyed every year to make the paper students use for homework.Hopefully at least some of the paper involved is put to good use in education about recycling.

The Sunday paper doesn't make trees, trees grow.

It depends on how much paper one person recycles; the organizations do not give stats for one person. However, every ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees. That means each tree is worth about 117.647058824 pounds of paper (rounded up it is 117.65 pounds). According to the University of Southern Indiana, "The average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Most is packaging and junk mail." "If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year."

Trees are used to make paper. If you throw away paper there is no way to conserve it because it is being taken to a landfill to demolish it.That is really bad for the environment because we are loosing trees. If we loose all of our trees many of the fruits we eat like apples, lemons, and peaches will be gone. We also need trees and other plants to breath. If you recycle paper you will be sending it to a place where people take the old paper and turn it into new paper. If you do that then we would be able to keep all of the fruits we eat and be able to breath better. it is also good if you cut down trees and plant new trees in their spot.

paper affects the environment by destruction, the cut down millions of trees a days to make them into paper and just throw them out the next day, if people keep an cutting down so many trees and polluting by putting paper in the garbage and not the recycling bow there will be no trees left for our generation! So don't pollute! and put paper in the recycling! Actually paper is extremely important to the environment. If we reduce the amount of paper we use, landowners will have to sell their land to developers. The developers will build malls, apartments, golf courses on the land. The trees will be cut and not replaced. The forest products industry plants 1.7 million trees per day, almost 3 times what is harvested. There are 12 million more acres of forestland today than there was 20 years ago. 60% of the energy comes from self generated carbon neutral sources.

A very small part of a tree, maybe a twig. But remember there are billions of paper plates thrown into landfill all over the world, so if everyone recycles, what a difference that will make!

About eight billion trees get cut down for paper.

You can run a TV for three hours on the energy saved by recycling one aluminium can.

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