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How many trees would it take to make 4000 rolls of toilet paper?

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2008-09-22 06:47:14
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About 384 trees. This is how many trees are used to make the toilet paper rolls that one American uses within his or her lifetime. Here is the math:

"It takes 48 full grown trees to make roughly 500 rolls of toilet paper. So using that number it takes about 1/10th of an adult grown paper tree to produce 10 rolls of toilet paper. Every American in the United States, roughly 300+ million, uses at the very least 49 rolls of toilet paper a year. That is 5 trees a person." (from http://www.trap17.com/index.php/cut-down-trees-but-grow-faster_t55053.html)

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