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African Forum for International Relations, AFIRRD - Did You Know That24

Did You Know That?

Did you know that 1 ton of paper; consumes 17 trees, consumes 3m3 of landfill space, pollutes 75.000 liters of water.

How many trees are cut down each year to make paper?

World consumption of paper has grown 400 percent in the last 40 years. Now nearly 4 billion trees or 35 percent of the total trees cut around the world are used in paper industries on every continent.

It takes 17 trees to make one ton of 100 percent non-recycled newsprint. It would take a little more than half a tree to make a carton (10 reams) of 100 percent, non-recycled 20-lb. copier paper. One tree makes 16.67 reams of copy paper, or 8,333.3 sheets.

 

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