A ton of paper made from 100 percent recycled paper, as compared to virgin paper, saves the equivalent of 4100 kilowatt-hours of energy, 7000 gallons of water, 60 pounds of air emissions, and 3 cubic yards of landfill space and 17 trees. (EPA)
Creating recycled paper takes only 40% of the energy needed for creating virgin paper.
Over 70% of the materials in most office waste streams is recyclable. (EPA)
Recycling 1 ton of aluminum saves the equivalent in energy of 2350 gallons of gasoline. This is equivalent to the amount of electricity used by the typical home over a period of 10 years. (EPA)
The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for four hours. (EPA)