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Recycling Replanting Trees 

  • Recycling 1 tonne of paper saves, on average, up to 17 trees and prevents air and water pollution.

  • The 17 trees saved (above) can absorb a total of 113.6 Kg of carbon dioxide from the air each year. Burning that same tonne of paper would create 681.8 Kg of carbon dioxide.

  • Every tree provides oxygen enough for 3 people to breathe.

  • Recycling 1 tonne of paper saves 4.2 MWh or enough energy to power a computer for almost one year.

  • For every tonne of paper shredded:
    17 trees are saved
    16000 litres of water are saved
    4.2 MWh of electricity is saved
    2.42 cubic meters of landfill space is saved

  • The construction costs of a paper mill designed to use waste paper is 50 to 80% less than the cost of a mill using new pulp

  • Trees play a vital role in the earth's ecosystem. They absorb carbon dioxide, trap rainwater and moisture, stabilize soil, control avalanches, protect coastal areas, and perform other functions.

  • Trees are being cut down at an alarming rate. Experts say to make up for the loss of trees in the past decade, some 130 million hectares - the size of Peru - would need to be planted with some 140 billion trees over a 10-year period.
 
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