Must-Know Paper Usage Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"40% of the world’s commercially cut timber is used for the production of paper."

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"The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper per year."

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"The United States uses 30% of the world’s paper."

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"Globally, over 400 million metric tons of paper and cardboard are produced annually."

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"12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard were used in the UK in 2020."

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"The pulp and paper industry is the 5th largest consumer of energy worldwide."

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"A single double-sided A4 sheet of office copier paper represents a 10-liter water footprint."

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"China, the United States, and Japan produce 56% of the world’s paper and cardboard."

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"If every American reduced paper use by 10%, it would save 1.6 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions."

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"Around 26% of solid waste dumped in landfills is discarded paper and cardboard."

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"Over 68 million trees are cut down each year to produce paper and paper products."

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"The world’s top paper consumer is Finland, with an annual consumption of 461 kilograms per capita."

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"Utilizing recycled fiber in paper production saves 7,000 gallons of water per ton of paper produced."

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