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Paper Recycling Trivia

By Recyclebank |

Test your paper recycling know-how with this short, fun quiz.

What’s a primary component of virgin paper?
Paper is a relatively renewable resource when produced responsibly. Recycling it when you can keeps those resources in use longer.
  • Moss
  • Trees
  • Junk Mail
  • Office paper
Which of these paper products can't be recycled curbside?
Thermal receipts contain chemicals such as BPA, which contaminate paper recycling.
  • Sticky notes
  • Magazines 
  • Thermal receipts 
  • Office paper
What’s a primary component of recycled paper?
Recycled paper can be made from many types of paper, including most of the paper you encounter on a daily basis.
  • Office paper
  • Sticky notes
  • Magazines
  • All of the above
What percentage of the pulp mixture for making paper is water?
For every pound of paper recycled, over 3 gallons of water is saved!
  • 77 percent
  • 99 percent
  • 90 percent
  •  80 percent
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  • tommy b. 15 days ago
  • Marty M. 9 months ago
    I got 3 out of 4 also!!
  • Sue C. 9 months ago
    I really didn't know the pulp for recycling paper had 99 percent water content. that is pretty wet. If you think about it; even recycling paper takes a sizable amount of resources like water in the processing of it.
    • Barbara B. 16 days ago
      I was thinking 90%, so wow... 99%
    • Steven S. 16 days ago
      Same here
    • Margaret M. 15 days ago
      IT isn't as if the water disapears. There is exactly the same amount of water on the planet today than there was 200 years ago. OR 500 years ago.

      OK...not quite. Up through the Apollo missions, the astronauts used to pee outside the capsule. And since that pee was made from water that came from Earth, that is lost. But for the most part, the Earth is still as wet as always.
  • Kim B. 10 months ago
    Own a printing company so I
    Pretty informative on recycling
  • Connie W. 10 months ago
    Got 3 of 4. Not bad!
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