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World Paper-Free Day! 
How Much Paper 
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That’s 500x higher than 
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[Infographic] How Much Paper Is Used in the U.S. in One Day

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Have you ever considered how much paper is used in just one day in the United States? Well, we have done the research and calculations to give you a big picture as to how much paper is used, how that translates into relations of quantity, cost and environmental impact. The results we found were too baffling to ignore, so we placed the statistics into this infographic to give you the bigger picture.

How much paper to you use in your day-to-day life? At work? At home? How can you make an effort to reduce your use of paper?

Perhaps this infographic will give you some inspiration and ideas. However, if you are looking for more strategies on how to quit paper, your company and place of work is a great place to start. There is a lot of paper circulating within the walls of your offices. Yes, using paper for your business processes is second nature because you have "always done it this way"--However, technology has cracked the code into bringing your processes more efficiency by eliminating all of the paper.

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[Infographic] How Much Paper Is Used in the U.S. in One Day

  1. 1. World Paper-Free Day! How Much Paper IS USED IN THE U.S. IN That’s 500x higher than the population of Japan ONE DAY That is almost 14.5x higher than the age of the Earth x 110 Americans use over 110x more sheets of paper per day than they drink in cups of coffee That is enough paper to fill the 838 miles of shelves in the Library of Congress nearly 5x. That is enough paper to print 5.5 million copies of the Hunger Game Trilogy 65,395,000,000 1’ Diameter EACH DAY This much paper requires the use of almost That’s enough paper to require nearly every tree in NYC to be cut down That is enough trees to build over 2,000 sq. ft. houses. SHEETS that equals about 800 million pounds of paper that’s enough money to buy every citizen in belgium a New iPhone. $4 billion That’s enough money to build 6 exact replicas of the Empire State Building. x5 5.5 million Central Park 25,000 Houses x14.5 815,000 pine trees (770 sq. acres, 4,840 trees per sq. acre.) Start Here 60’ Tall 500x That’s enough paper to outweigh nearly 2.5 million SUMO WRESTLERS 6 Sources http://www.tappi.org http://www.census.gov http://pubs.usgs.gov http://www.usatoday.com http://web-japan.org http://www.loc.gov http://www.slate.com http://urban.csuohio.edu http://science.howstuffworks.com http://greenanswers.com http://warnell.forestry.uga.edu that means that nearly is used in paper in one day Web: www.esker.com | Blog: www.quitpaper.com

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