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  • A typical business office uses approximately 1.5 pounds of wasted paper per employee, per day.
  • Financial businesses generate more than 2 pounds per employee, per day.
  • Nearly half of the typical office paper waste is high grade office paper and RECYCLABLE!
  • Recycling one ton of paper saves $25 to $30 of landfills disposal costs and approximately 6.7 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • Commercial and residential paper waste accounts for more than 40 percent of waste currently heading to the landfill.
  • Every recycled ton of paper saves approximately 17 trees and 462 gallons of oil. (source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality)


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It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than it does to make it from raw materials. Making recycled steel saves 60%, recycled newspaper 40%, recycled plastics 70%, and recycled glass 40%. These savings far outweigh the energy created as by-products of incineration and landfilling.

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