Does your fundraising company recycle? Fundazor does! Recycling is something that does not take much time and it provides so much in return. If your current fundraising company is not concerned with taking care of Mother Earth, can you trust that they have your best interests in mind as well?
Any fundraiser we start could use as little as 5 lbs of paper materials from a small team doing a cookie dough fundraiser all the way up to over 300 lbs for an elementary school doing a holiday shopper brochure. We make it a point to collect as much as the materials as we can when the fundraiser is completed specifically for recycling.
Read below why recycling is so important:
Today, 90% of paper pulp is created from wood. Paper production accounts for about 35% of felled tree and represents 1.2% of the world’s total economic output. Recycling one ton of newsprint saves about 1 ton of wood while recycling 1 ton of printing or copier paper saves slightly more than 2 tons of wood.
Some calculations show that recycling one ton of newspaper saves about 4,000 kWh (14 GJ) of electricity, although this may be too high (see comments below on unrecycled pulp). This is enough electricity to power a 3-bedroom European house for an entire year, or enough energy to heat and air-condition the average North American home for almost six months.
- Americans discard 4 million tons of office paper every year.
- Recycling one stack of newspapers about six feet tall saves the life of one tree 35 feet tall. Recycling approximately one ton saves 17 trees.
- Saves trees, energy, water, and landfill space compared to virgin paper.
- Protects forests, watersheds, ecosystems.
- Produces less pollution than virgin paper production.
- Saves trees. By recycling, fewer trees need to be harvested.
- One ton of paper saves 17 trees, 350 pounds of limestone, 60,000 gallons of water, 9,000 pounds of steam, 275 pounds of sulfur, 225 kilowatt hours and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
- Recycled papers save our valuable natural resources, save energy, save our trees, create less toxic bi-products, and help our over-crowded landfills.
- In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency has found that recycling paper causes 35% less water pollution and 74% less air pollution.
- 30% Post-consumer Copy Paper – One ton (40 cases) saves the equivalent of 7.2 trees [forty feet in height and 6-8 inches in diameter), 2,100 gallons of water, 1,230 kw hours of electricity, and 18 pounds of air pollution.
- 100% Post-consumer Copy Paper – One ton (40 cases) saves the equivalent of 24 trees (forty feet in height and 6-8 inches in diameter) 7,000 gallons of water, 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity, and 60 pounds of air pollution.
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