Corrugated cardboard only.
Where Does It Go?
- Catalyst Paper (Snowflake, AZ): The newspaper is recycled and made into new newsprint. It's then sold to newspaper publishers, mostly in the US, but they do send some to Mexico.
- Sutta (Wilmington, CA): The newspaper is pulped and made into new newsprint or paperboard boxes. It's sold to buyers in the US or abroad. Sutta notes that the US' largest export to China is scrap paper - mostly cardboard and newspapers.
- Recycling newspaper saves 14% of landfill space.
- For every ton of newspaper recycled you can save enough energy to power a television for 31 hours.
- Reduces sulfur dioxide emissions.
- Uses less fossil fuels.
- Most paper can be recycled up to 8 times to create new products.
- Leaves more trees for the sustainability of our environment.
- Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough energy to power the average American home for five months.
- Recycling paper instead of making it from new material generates 74 percent less air pollution and uses 50 percent less water.