For every ton (2,000 pounds) of paper that is substituted for wood pulp in the manufacturing process:
• 17 trees are saved
• 60 pounds of air pollutants aren’t emitted
• 7,000 gallons of water are saved
• Enough energy is saved to power the average home for 6 months
• landfill space is saved (2.5 cubic yards is saved for paper; 4 cubic yards for cardboard)
• Calculate the number of trees you will save by recycling paper for one year.
• Calculate how many trees could be saved if every student in your class recycled paper for one year?
• Write an article for your local newspaper to publicize your efforts and attract more community support.
• Conduct a survey at your school to find out what percentage of students recycle at home and at school.
• Get together with some of your classmates and start an awareness program on recycling at your school to increase student participation.
• Get a baseline measurement of how much is being recycled at the beginning of the program then monitor your progress.