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Recycling Paper Saving the Planet,  One Sheet at a Time By Dave Sherman 2007-2008 MAT Candidate
Research Questions <ul><li>How much paper does JDHS use? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the environmental and energy impacts? ...
Methods <ul><li>Speak with procurement staff </li></ul><ul><li>Determine environmental and  energy impacts </li></ul><ul><...
Office Paper  at JDHS
At JDHS, we use <ul><li>Approximately </li></ul><ul><li>5 tons of paper per month </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>4...
This produces 128 tons of  greenhouse  gases
858,384 gallons of wastewater
And 51 tons of solid waste
And consumes <ul><li>1,726 million BTUs of energy </li></ul>
As well as <ul><li>156 tons of wood </li></ul>
 
A Simple Improvement
By using 50% post-consumer recycled office products, JDHS could <ul><li>Cut our wood use in half </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce ...
By using 100% post-consumer recycled office products, JDHS could <ul><li>Eliminate our wood use </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce o...
Additional Questions <ul><li>What are the cost differences between virgin paper and 50% or 100% post-consumer paper? </li>...
Clean Water Action Council of Northern WI:  www.cwac.net/toxic_chemicals/index.html Environmental Defense: http://www.envi...
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Office Paper Use

A preliminary examination of office paper use at the local high school.

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  1. 1. Recycling Paper Saving the Planet, One Sheet at a Time By Dave Sherman 2007-2008 MAT Candidate
  2. 2. Research Questions <ul><li>How much paper does JDHS use? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the environmental and energy impacts? </li></ul><ul><li>How would using recycled office paper products reduce these impacts? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Methods <ul><li>Speak with procurement staff </li></ul><ul><li>Determine environmental and energy impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate recycled office paper options </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast impacts </li></ul>
  4. 4. Office Paper at JDHS
  5. 5. At JDHS, we use <ul><li>Approximately </li></ul><ul><li>5 tons of paper per month </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>45 tons per school year </li></ul>
  6. 6. This produces 128 tons of greenhouse gases
  7. 7. 858,384 gallons of wastewater
  8. 8. And 51 tons of solid waste
  9. 9. And consumes <ul><li>1,726 million BTUs of energy </li></ul>
  10. 10. As well as <ul><li>156 tons of wood </li></ul>
  11. 12. A Simple Improvement
  12. 13. By using 50% post-consumer recycled office products, JDHS could <ul><li>Cut our wood use in half </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 23.5 tons </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce our wastewater by 196,879 gallons </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce our energy consumption by 376 million BTUs </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent 12.5 tons of waste from entering our landfill. </li></ul>
  13. 14. By using 100% post-consumer recycled office products, JDHS could <ul><li>Eliminate our wood use </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 42.5 tons </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce our wastewater by 393,759 gallons </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce our energy consumption by 752 million BTUs </li></ul><ul><li>Cut our solid waste in half. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Additional Questions <ul><li>What are the cost differences between virgin paper and 50% or 100% post-consumer paper? </li></ul><ul><li>What would it cost to replace/upgrade printers that currently only print on one side? </li></ul><ul><li>How effective is the paper recycling program at JDHS? </li></ul>
  15. 16. Clean Water Action Council of Northern WI: www.cwac.net/toxic_chemicals/index.html Environmental Defense: http://www.environmentaldefense.org/papercalculator/process.cfm?calcType=1 JDHS procurement staff Technical Association for the Worldwide Pulp, Paper and Converting Industry: http://www.tappi.org/paperu/all_about_paper/earth_answers/Howmuch1.htm Resources

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