Knowledge of paper and cardboard recycling data is a great way to appreciate the magnitude of this problem, the need and importance of recycling and recycling. Paper is the second most popular recycling material, which is second only to aluminum cans. This means that most people in Russia donate metals and paper for recycling, and only behind them are glass, plastic and any other product.
However, if everyone understands all the need and listens to the facts, the stakes will be much higher. Here are some data that indicate the importance of paper recycling, waste paper for environmental protection, which everyone should be aware of:
Paper and cardboard recycling
Recycling paper and cardboard for recycling paper is an environmentally friendly business for the removal and disposal of garbage. Recycling paper and cardboard, collecting waste paper also significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which can harm the atmosphere, namely, recycling reduces emissions by 50 percent, in contrast to the original production.
Paper is made from trees
Most people know that paper products of any kind are made from wood and dispatched by paper bag manufacturers. But not everyone knows how many trees disappear to create products that we rely on every day. For example, an average of 500,000 trees is needed to make an entire Sunday newspaper of the country, in just one week. A large, mature tree turns into approximately 700 food packages. This amount is enough to provide a visited grocery store for approximately an hour. If every citizen of Russia takes part in the collection of waste paper and donates 1 out of 10 of his newspapers for recycling, we can save 25 million trees per year.
Trees help the environment
The use of trees for the environment cannot be overestimated, because they help nature in several ways. Trees consume carbon and release oxygen into the atmosphere. The more trees are cut down in paper production, the more carbon dioxide is not absorbed, instead of which it destroys the atmosphere. In addition, trees are becoming home to many birds and mammals in the world.
Paper production requires energy
The initial process of making paper products from wood spends much more energy, and also turns into a huge amount of harmful and toxic emissions, in comparison with the process of recycling waste paper. For example, for each ton of recycled paper, it turns out to save 17 trees. In addition, along with these trees, about 1,500 liters of fuel, as well as 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 26,000 liters of water used in the paper manufacturing process, are saved in comparison with paper and cardboard processing.
Recycling paper and cardboard saves trees
On average, a resident of Russia uses – that is, throws out – almost 300 kilograms of paper. This can be converted to 85 billion tons per year. Most of this waste paper is junk mail, a kind of spam in life. About 44 percent of this paper rests in landfills. In fact, if all the paper thrown in Russia every year is recycled, the result will be equivalent to one billion trees.