NEWS

5 facts about paper recycling 📊


  • Paper recovery for recycling has reached or exceeded 63 % each year since 2009.
  • The amount of paper and paperboard recovered in the U.S. increased 80.9 % between 1990 and 2018.
  • Every ton of paper recycled saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • 96 % (268 million) of Americans have access to community curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs.
  • Total paper recovery in the U.S. exceeded 52 million tons in 2018.