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Make a change: Green tip #7

January 17, 2008
Posted in Green tips, Lifestyle

Bales of recycled paperThe energy saved by a year’s worth of paper recycling in South Africa is enough to provide electricity to 512 homes for a year, according to the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (Prasa).

Not only is 40 percent less energy required to manufacture recycled paper, water consumption is halved and waste water is reduced by 35%.

Every metric ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees and 3 square metres of landfill space. Recycled fibre reduces air emissions in papermaking by 70 percent. Carbon dioxide emissions are cut by 2.8 tons and sulphur dioxide by 10kg.
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