Over the past 40 years, the consumption of paper has increased by over 400%. As you can imagine, this has contributed to huge amounts of deforestation, even more alarming is that 40% of all landfill waste is discarded paper! Thankfully, the popularity of recycling in recent years has mitigated this.
The paper mill industry is in the top 5 energy consumers in the world, however, according to figures released by the The International Bureau Of Recycling, energy consumption is reduced by 64% when recycled paper is used. That is a remarkable statistic.
There has never been a better time to recycle paper. Scrap paper is something that most businesses generate in large numbers, whether through packaging or document production.