Well, according to Weyerhaeuser, using recycled paper helps a lot!
Recycling 1 ton of paper saves:
- 17 trees
- 6,953 gallons of water
- 463 gallons of fuel
- 587 pounds of pollution
- 3.06 cubic yards of landfill
Also, if everyone would start to purchase recycled paper, it would create a demand for recycled paper. Thus, more paper companies will be creating more recycled paper and less non recycled paper.