Our Purchasing Power

Between October 1, 2008 and March 31, 2010, WMSPC members have purchased 226,000 lbs. of recycled content paper.

When compared to this quantity of virgin paper (using the Neenah Paper calculator), this translates to saving:

  • 391,126 lbs. wood. A total of 1,249 trees that supply enough oxygen for 625 people annually
  • 571,151 gallons of water. Enough water to take 33,206 eight-minute showers.
  • 395 million BTUs energy. Enough energy to power an average American household for 1,585 days.
  • 118,589 lbs emissions. Carbon sequestered by 1,376 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.
  • 34,677 lbs solid waste. Trash thrown away by 7,538 people in a single day.

To look at these calculations as sorted by post consumer waste content, please click on the following links (updated 4/5/10):

Impact of WMSPC's 100% PCW paper purchases (PDF)
Impact of WMSPC's 30% PCW paper purchases (PDF)