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From Home Furnishing Business

Numerology

By: Sheila Long O'Mara

The latest breakdown of significant numbers and what they mean to the industry. 

 

68.7%

  • The amount of Earth’s freshwater held in ice caps and glaciers

U.S. Geological Survey

 

25 Billion

  • The number of Styrofoam coffee cups Americans toss each year

Environmental Protection Agency

 

2.5 Million

  • The number of plastic bottles Americans throw away each HOUR

Recycle Across America

 

12 Feet

  • Height of wall from Seattle to New York that could be built each year with the amount of office paper thrown in the trash

Recycle Across America

 

1 Ton of recycled paper 

  • Can save 17 trees

Recycling Revolution

 

About 1 Billion trees 

  • Worth of paper are thrown away each year in the U.S.

Recycling Revolution

 

78 Million Acres

  • The amount of rainforests lost annually due to burning

ThinkGlobalGreen

 

65%

  • The recycling rate for paper

Environmental Protection Agency

 

2 Billion Books

350 Million Magazines

24 Billion Newspapers

  • Are published each year

Environmental Protection Agency

 

5,000+

  • The number of products that can be made from recycled paper

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry



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