Sunday, July 19, 2015

Do Most Newspapers Get Recycled?

An estimated “56 million newspapers are sold daily. On Sunday, over 60 million are sold.” Where do all of these newspapers go after they are read? Good question.

In an ever-expanding electronic world, a growing number of people read the news on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Some people, however, choose to still get an actual newspaper everyday. These newspapers have to go somewhere…hopefully into a recycling bin.
The reality, though, is that a large amount of newspapers end up in landfills across the United States. Here are some staggering statistics about paper and newspapers:

·      “To produce each week’s Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down
·      Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees
·      If all of our newspaper was recycled, we would save about 250,000,000 trees each year
·      If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year”

Newspapers aren't produced from the highest quality paper, but this material is still highly recyclable. Recycling newspapers is an extremely easy way to help save our environment. If we all do our part, we could significantly improve these statistics. For more information on recycling visit

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