Recycled Paper Sales Up
Source: Pollution Engineering, Sept. 1, 2005
Office Depot reported that sales of recycled paper are increasing. The company announced that 65 percent of its 2004 paper sales were from recycled products, up 373 percent over 2003 levels.
"We are thrilled to report that nearly two of every three sheets of paper sold in the United States by Office Depot last year contained recycled content," said Tyler Elm, director of environmental affairs for Office Depot. "With paper being the most ubiquitous single office product, the sales effect of recycled stock is a significant benchmark of our corporate commitment to promoting environmentally-sensitive products and a testament to the growing public and corporate adoption of our quality recycled paper."
According to Elm, through the shift in sales from virgin to PCW recycled content paper resulted in:
* Conserving nearly 1.5 million trees
* Saved over 1 trillion BTUs of energy
* Eliminated nearly 65,000 tones of CO2 emissions
* Eliminated 33,000 tons of solid waste
* Eliminated about 630,000 gallons of wastewater
To learn more about the company's environmental initiative program, visit www.officedepot.com/environment.