ShredGreen is proud to recycle every piece of shredded paper that they handle! Recycling is a simple but very important action that we can take to improve our environment. Here are some interesting facts about recycling paper.
The average office worker uses one ton of paper each year. That is the weight of one small car!
What do we save by recycling one ton of paperwork?
Recycling one ton of paper saves
- 17 trees
- 380 gallons of oil
- 3 cubic yards of landfill
- 4,000 kW of energy
- 7,000 gallons of water
- 50,000 lbs of CO2 from the atmosphere
Cool. But what does that mean?
In general, paper is made from softwood trees like pine trees and grown in water intensive commercial stands. By saving trees, we save water, oil, and other resources that may become scarce or expensive.
Recycling paper saves trees and the resources that grow trees.
380 Gallons of Oil
That’s a whopping 9 barrels of oil! To put that in context, a refinery makes 20 gallons of gas and 11 gallons of diesel fuel out of each barrel.
We save 99 gallons of diesel and 180 gallons of gas for every ton of paper recycled.
Three Cubic Yards of Landfill
Landfills cost well over $1 million to build and we are running out of open space to put new landfills.
Every ton we remove from landfill space means that our landfills will last longer.
4,000 kW of Energy
The average Floridian uses about 1092 kw/hour per month.
Recycling one ton of paper could power four Florida households for a month!
7,000 Gallons of Water
For every ton of paper, we recycle, we save 7000 gallons of water. That is the same as 112,170 “short” cups of coffee!
You could fill 17 six person hot tubs with the water savings.
50,000 Pounds of CO2
For every ton of paper we recycle, we save 50,000 pounds of CO2 (carbon dioxide) from our atmosphere.
You could drive a car for 36 days non-stop and produce that much CO2
You could take almost 5 cars off the road for a year and save that much CO2.
Why Care about CO2?
CO2 is a greenhouse gas and contributes to global climate change.
We don’t want this!
If you recycle a ton of paper (what an average office worker uses each year), you can help save our coastline over your working lifetime!
Keeping your Documents Secure
Find out how we can help you or your business be secure! ShredGreen Tampa Paper Shredding Company operates on ethical principles and maintains a high level of integrity. We look forward to helping your business maintain the necessary security and privacy required. We follow all legal requirements, while using environmentally friendly processes.
For more information, contact ShredGreen via our On-line Contact Form. We send you a customized quote and answer any questions. Or give us a call at (813) 975-1100. We’ll save you time, money, equipment, space, and personnel.