Today, PRAAZO has brought some amazing facts about paper:
- Everyday in the US- papermakers recycle enough paper to fill a fifteen (15) mile long train of boxcars. That’s a whole lot. It give me hope that we can still fix this paper problem.
- AF&PA(American Forest & Paper Association) member companies use of recovered fiber results in in avoided green house emissions of over 18.5 million metric tonnes of CO2. That’s simply amazing!
- Paper is almost 2000 years old. That’s almost as old as Christianity itself!
- Paper was invented by the Chinese about 105 A.D. and was kept a secret for quite a number of years.
- The largest sheet of handmade paper was made by Masaki Takahashi and Kazuki Maeda in Toyama, Japan on 19th August 2009 (this is from the Guinness world records).
- Origami, that is the art of paper folding was developed in the 17th century and became more popular in the rest of the world in the 1900s.
- Every tonne of paper that gets recycled saves 20 trees, three cubic yeards of landfill space, 7000 gallons of water and produces 73% less air pollution than making paper from new materials. It also save enough energy to power the average home for 6 months
- Not all paper is made from wood, some are made from scraps of cloth pieces, and the banknotes are made from cotton fiber (making them more durable than regular paper)
- A paper bag takes twice the amount of energy to make than a plastic bag.
- Almost half (42%) of global wood harvest becomes paper. Think… about just how many trees we could save if we all went paperless