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How many trees make 1 ton of paper? 5

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How many trees make 1 ton of paper?
One calculation estimates that 24 trees, in a mix of hardwoods and softwoods, are needed to make 1 ton of paper.
  • 100 trees
  • 24 trees
  • 45 trees
  • 60 trees
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  • VICKI R. 24 days ago
    I am so happy that the gift card rewards are back until 3/15/19. I wait for this to happen every year and doing all these tasks helps me enter for a lot of them.
    • Roy H. 24 days ago
      You got me excited for a moment, but pffft. Gift cards are not available for everyone, it must depend on your location and/or local trash/recycler affiliation. When I click on "gift cards" in the rewards section, I get
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    • VICKI R. 23 days ago
      I noticed that also but if you click from the home page on the top is shows March 2019 Sweeps. It takes 10 points to enter so I guess I should have clarified that, you can not buy them you have to enter to win them. Hope you find them.
    • VICKI R. 23 days ago
      It says March 2019 Giveaways, on the banner at the top of the home page.
  • Lucy S. 1 year ago
    Ask mothers and teachers of pre-schoolers in your community if they want paper for their kids to draw on: any paper that's blank on one side (no lines, etc) .
  • Michael C. 1 year ago
    Last month, I recycled 17 pounds of cardboard, and 11 pounds of plastic. So far this month, I have dropped off 12 pounds of cardboard, and 4 pounds of plastic, and will be dropping off about 40 pounds of tin cans.
  • Sue C. 1 year ago
    I got that question wrong. However; some paper isn't just from new trees alone. Some of it is a mix of recycled consumer paper or some is just from recycled material. I try to be conservative with my paper usage and I recycle loose papers in with curbside recycling. If you notice even cereal boxes contain some recycled paper.
    • Gina L. 24 days ago
      This entire question is crazy. Not all trees are the same size, weight nor are able to contribute to paper mills. It should be more exactly stated.
  • Tom H. 1 year ago
    Which means that if you use 1 ton of paper, you are ADDING 23 trees to the world. Becuase unless you are making expensive, leather bound books, the paper that you used were made from trees that exist SOLELY to supply the pulp to make that paper. And if the demand for that paper was no longer there, those trees would NOT be grown. The tree farms would be sold to the highest bidder, and almost certainly plowed over to use that land in some other way.
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