Forests are being cut and trees are being felled at an unimaginable rate of 100 acres per minute. All this to produce paper which is normally used and disposed of without much thought.
A plant takes a minimum of 15 to 20 years to grow into a tree, but takes less than ten minutes to be cut down.
Producing recycled paper requires about 60% of the energy used to make paper from virgin wood pulp.
It takes more than 500,000 trees to produce the Sunday Paper in the US, but only 30% of these newspapers are recycled.
Info based on pulp trees approximately 30 feet tall. These 17 trees can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year.
This amount of oil could keep the average car running for approx. 48,000 miles.
This amount of water could take care of about 280 showers or 112,000 8oz. glasses of water
This could take you about 1,300 miles in your average fuel-efficient car.
This could just about fill a small dump truck.
4,210kWh is enough power to run your computer for close to 11 years.