• Paper has been the most energetically recycled material over time.
• In 2009, 63.4% of all paper used in the US was recycled and this percentage grows each year.
• When trees on paper producing tree farms are harvested, new stocks are planted. Three trees are planted for each one felled; over 1.7 million new tress are planted each year in the US.
• Only 11% of the world’s forests are used for paper, ( 28% for lumber and 53% for fuel)
• 12 million MORE acres of forest exist in the US than there was 20 years ago.