Paper & Cardboard
Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than if it was made from raw materials.
Approximately 59% of an average cardboard box is recycled material.
Paper and cardboard products make up 23.7% of waste in the household bin.
Cardboard boxes can be made up of up to 100% recycled fibres.
Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 2.2 cubic metres of landfill space and 7,000 gallons of water.
35% of the wood harvested worldwide is used to make paper products.
It is possible to recycle one sheet of printer paper up to 7 times.
23.7% of Irish household bins are made up of paper and cardboard.
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