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Facts from an EcoMom
PMpWed, 20 Feb 2008 18:28:10 +000028Wednesday, 16, 2008, 12:56 pm02
Filed under: Sustain Your Home, Sustain Your Planet

(Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12318915/)

Recycled paper also can cost more because the market for it now is small. But what’s the potential payback for switching? Seventh Generation, one of the largest recycled producers, estimates that:

One million trees would be saved if every U.S. household replaced just one 250-count package of virgin fiber napkins with 100 percent recycled ones.
544,000 trees would be saved by replacing a 70-sheet roll of virgin fiber paper towels.
424,000 trees would be spared by replacing a 500-sheet roll of virgin fiber toilet paper.
170,000 trees would be saved by replacing one 175-count box of virgin fiber facial tissue.


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