#7 Odd Fact For Today

United States
December 9, 2017 1:20am CST
Did you know that Americans, every year, throw away enough office and writing paper to build a wall 12 feet high, stretching from New York City to Los Angeles? Did you know that the average office employee throws away about 180 pounds of high-grade recyclable paper every year? Did you know that about 3 million tons of recycled paper is collected from office buildings and industrial plants for recycling? My daughter-in-law works at home for a title insurance company. Every couple weeks she takes boxes of used paper to the main office where it is dumped in a huge bin for recycling. When cleaning out my office over the last year, I have added a lot of paperwork to her boxes. I was happy to have a secure place to dispose of it, and know that it would be recycled.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
9 Dec
Good thing that we recycle almost everything these days.
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
Our waste paper goes in our recycling bin. We don't have as much as some people but it is really hard to cut down on waste paper.
@JohnRoberts (63085)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Dec
At least paper that is not recycled will break down and not be harmful.
@marlina (77995)
• Canada
9 Dec
No, I did not know that so much paper was wasted.