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Paper’s Weight in the World 25

Simply put — paper is big! Take this quick quiz to find out where it’s found, what it’s made from, and how it impacts our lives.

Updated On 08/31/2017 | Originally Published On 07/15/2015

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Paper can be made from virgin materials (plants, most often trees) as well as from recovered paper that has been sent through the recycling stream.
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Paper makes up the largest portion of the United States’ municipal solid waste (MSW) stream.
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While it’s good for the environment, recycling paper (or any other material) doesn’t have much of an economic impact.
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PAPER WEIGHT

Paper is a major player in our lives — in fact, around 80 million tons of paper and paperboard were produced in the US in 2015. Get the scoop on how paper fits into the municipal waste stream (MSW) and just how much recycling it matters!

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