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Paper Trivia and Fun Facts!!!

  1.  Recycling one ton of paper saves around 20 trees
  2.  The Chinese invented toilet paper in 875 CE
  3.  Everyday enough paper is recycled in the US to fill a 15 mile long train
  4.  The paper industry in the US is one of the top ten manufacturing employers
  5.  Benjamin Franklin single handedly started 18 paper mills in the Virginia area

Paper Trivia

The word for paper and papyrus comes from the ancient Eygptian word for papyrus, papuro.

Each of us generates about 3.5 pounds of trash each day. Most of our personal trash consists of paper products.

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

Paper Trivia

The United States and Canada are the world's largest producers of paper and paper products . The next largest are Finland, Japan, and Sweden, who produce significant amounts of wood pulp and newsprint.

Recycling one ton of paper saves about 17 trees.

In 1997 the total world paper and paperboard production was 299,044 metric tons. It would take about 200,000 Volkswagen Beetle cars to equal this weight.

Paper Trivia

The word for paper and papyrus comes from the ancient Eygptian word for papyrus, papuro. 

Each of us generates about 3.5 pounds of trash each day. Most of our personal trash consists of paper products. 

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times. 

Men are 1.6 times more likely to undergo by-pass surgery than women.

Toilet Paper was used in China as early as 875 A.D., twenty years prior to the earliest known Hebrew manuscript of the Old Testament on paper.

 

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