Paper Waste


As you know, paper products are made from trees. About 90% of paper is made from wood, which means that 35% of trees that are chopped down turn into your cereal box, toilet paper and other items like your notepad. Finding ways to recycle paper can greatly reduce the damage to the planet from production and disposal of paper.

Take the quiz below to see how much you know about paper waste and its effects. Then, check out our behind the scenes pics from a trip to a landfill in South Carolina — a place where a ton of our paper waste eventually ends up. Finally, use the paper calculator to judge what types of paper are better for the environment.

Paper Waste

Do you know how much paper waste is produced?

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