Tree Loss for Paper

Goals

The goal is to determine how many trees are cut down each day globally to make both toilet paper and office paper.

Early Findings

  • It takes about 24 trees to make one ton of office paper.
  • Up to 160,000 trees are cut down per day globally, and a significant portion of those are used to make paper.
  • Using one ton of recycled paper can save about 17 trees from being cut down.
  • Approximately 27,000 trees are cut down for toilet paper every day.
  • America uses approximately 15 million trees worth of toilet paper every year.
  • One tree can make about 100 pounds of toilet paper.
  • Americans use 20% of the world's toilet paper supply.
  • In America, only 2% of toilet paper sales come from recycled toilet paper.

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