Along with ensuring our internal practices are environmentally sustainable, we also want to educate our customers, employees and vendors on the importance of living a sustainable life and how to achieve it. Check back to our site, and follow us on Facebook, for quick green tips.
- Over half of the raw material used to make paper in the United States comes from wood waste (wood chips and sawdust) left behind from lumber manufacturing and recycled paper.
- A piece of paper is usually recycled 5-7 times and contains both new and recycled fibers.
- Deforestation in the tropical rain forest is usually not due to paper making, but is caused by population pressure. 90% of deforestation in rain forests is a result of agricultural and firewood needs.
- There are more trees in the U.S. today than there were 70 years ago, and forest growth has exceeded harvests since the 1940s.
- Over 2.5 billion trees are planted in the United States each year.
- Almost the entire tree is used in the paper making process. All leaves, needles, and small branches are left in the forest to replenish the soil.