Recycling and Conservation

How much paper is recycled in the United States?

In 2008, 43 million tons, or 56 percent, of all paper used was recovered for recycling. This amounts to 340 pounds of paper for every man, woman, and child in the United States.

How much water does the average family in the United States use per day?

The average family in the United States uses 69.3 gallons (262 liters) of water per day. This includes showers, toilets, faucets, dish washing, clothes washing, faucets, and other uses.


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