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Don't Be Afraid of Printing

Consider these facts about how print is recycled and reused:

87% of Americans have access to curbside or drop off recycling programs and 63.5% of all paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2010.

There are 12 million more acres of forest that exist in the U.S. today than 20 years ago.

1.7 million trees are planted every day by the U.S. paper and forest products industry; and 600 million annually worldwide.

- ChoosePrint.org

Design Printing - Green Statistics

Print gives private landowners a financial incentive to renew forests rather than convert land for other purpose such as agriculture or development. Most of the new wood fiber used to produce paper comes from ‘tree farms’ where trees are a crop similar to wheat or broccoli.

Print uses Waste:

33% of paper comes from woodchips and sawmill scraps; another 33% comes from recycled paper.

Print is Recycled:

In 2009 63.4% of all paper used in the US was recycled and this number increases each year.

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