Paper recycling isn’t as commonly thought of in El Paso as recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles. But the benefits of paper recycling are so substantial that El Paso should begin to take notice. Sun City Shredding has been in the business of recycling, storing, and shredding paper for over 20 years. Recycling paper requires a minimal amount of effort on your part and the benefits are incredible.
Paper Recycling is the Safest Alternative
On an annual basis, the average American uses 650 pounds of paper. This is a lot for a single individual and it becomes unimaginable when you take into account what an entire city like El Paso uses. Fortunately, nearly 70% of our paper in the U.S is recycled. This means that there is still 30% going to into our landfills. Once there, it takes 15 years to go through its decomposition cycle. Not only is this a waste of landfill space but the decomposition is done anaerobically which creates lethal methane gases that is at risk of being released into our environment.
By recycling paper, not only would we eliminate waste and deadly gases, but we would also be saving trees. By reusing recycled paper, we reduce the amount of trees we use to create paper from scratch. Paper recycling through Sun City Shredding alone, already saves 6,000 trees a year. By producing recycled white paper in the U.S., we reduce air pollution by 74% and 75% less processed energy than producing paper from trees.
Choose Paper Recycling and Keep Earth Green
The concept of saving energy and trees is an important to us because despite the large amount of paper recycling taking place, It still isn’t enough. It takes approximately 70,000 trees to produce the New York Times’ Sunday edition. If we make an effort to getting our newspapers, magazines, books, and bank statements all online, we can do so much more for our environment. At Sun City Shredding we believe in making both El Paso and the world a cleaner place.