Every ton of recycled paper saves about 17 trees

Recycling is something that is often overlooked in our busy lives, but it could make all the difference in what our world looks like in a few hundred years. To produce all the Sunday newspapers in the United States, over 500,000 trees must be cut down. The Sunday edition of the New York Times alone takes over 75,000 trees. However, recycling our paper can make a huge difference. Every ton of recycled paper saves roughly 17 trees. If everyone in the United States recycled all of their paper products, it would save over 250,000,000 trees a year.