Facts

  • The U.S. grows more wood than it harvests. There are 20 percent more trees in the U.S. now than there was on the first Earth Day in 1970.
  • 96 percent of the U.S. population has access to paper and paperboard community recycling programs.
  • Over the last decade, the U.S. paper industry achieved a consistently high recycling rate, meeting or exceeding 63 percent since 2009
  • Paper bags are ideal containers to use for composting residential yard and food waste, and are compostable themselves.

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