Today I saw something I have never seen before and I am sure most people have, what it was that I saw was my very first “Take One” paper tags! It was nothing special, just about a local event with some 50% off coupon tags, but now I have seen one I want to make one of the cool ones I have seen all over the internet, but the real question is which one should I make…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Paper Recycling
10 – Take a Seat!
FACT: Pulping, bleaching and manufacturing “virgin pulp” paper, especially paper used for most printing government papers and newsprint, requires the use of 90% more chemicals than recycled paper does!
9 – Complimentary Mustache!
FACT: Almost 42% of all the industrial wood harvest is used to make paper! And as a side stat only 1% of all industrial wood harvested goes into making homes.
8 – Chicken Strips
FACT: Recycled paper is made to the same standard as normal “virgin pulp” paper, but recycled is now the Worlds favourite kind and outsells “virgin pulp” paper by 3 to 1!
7 – I would pick “to be wild.”
FACT: Every ton of recycled paper saves approximately 4 barrels of oil, 4,200 kilowatt-hours of energy in the machines that would have been used to cut it down!
6 – Never leave home without a Wookie!
FACT: For the last 20 paper usage has declined by over 20% year on year! In fact, it is predicted that paper usage will be almost zero by as little as the year 2020! Good news for the trees indeed.
5 – Buzz Off!
FACT: The United States and Canada are the world’s largest producers of paper and paper products, in fact between them they produce over 90% of the World’s paper!
4 – I have one thanks! But I would take the Pac-Man anyway.
FACT: In a study of brown and white boxes, 75% of all corrugated brown boxes are collected for recycling, but strangely only 40% of white ones as people tend to hang on to them for other things! White box for the win it seems.
3 – Shut Up And Take My Money!
FACT: 84% of all curbside recycling or drop-off sites are used everyday and almost 90% of those are emptied at least once a week!
2 – It makes you wonder who pulled that missing one-off!
FACT: Nearly 70% of the 1.6 Trillion newspapers published world-wide each year are recovered for recycling. And as a follow on stat, when you recycle your used paper, paper mills use it to make a new newspaper 90% of the time!
1 – Your pulling my leg….off!
FACT: Good news! in 2012 the world-wide stats showed that everyone recycled almost 20% more paper than was sent to landfills! Keep it up fellow humans