2019 Recycling Industry Yearbook

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. 34 The paper recycling industry’s total economic impact in the United States is nearly $34 billion. Manufacturing paper and paperboard with recycled materials uses up to 68% less energy than using virgin materials. Recycling one ton of paper saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. Since 1990, Americans have recycled more than 1.1 billion tons of recovered paper. Recovered Paper & Fiber