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lukew
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Emroy, post: 24295 wrote:
Just one more thing before we move on, this isn’t necessarily better for the environment as a whole. Sometimes (read often) in the process of breaking down this post consumer waste for reuse, it’s overall worse for the environment because of the energy required in doing so.

This is one figure I hadn’t calculated, I did how ever get these figures:

Producing 1 tonne of paper from recovered fibres saves 23.7 Kilolitres of water and 18 Gigajoules of energy when compared with virgin paper production.

Recycling 1 tonne of paper avoids the generation of 400KG of carbone dioxide, Which is caused by paper breaking down in lanfill.