In 2016, Sedona Recycles recycled 1,201 tons of cardboard, saving:

20,417 trees

8,312,830 gallons of water

555,763 gallons of oil

 

Where it goes: Sonoco – City of Industry, CA
What it becomes: Cardboard cores

 

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Cardboard Recycling Facts
  • Recycling one ton of corrugated cardboard saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 11 barrels (462 gallons) of oil, and nine cubic yards of landfill space.
  • Recycling one ton of cardboard cuts related pollution 95%.
  • Corrugated cardboard can be recycled an average of seven times before the fibers become too short and they are filtered out as sludge during the pulping process.
  • Cardboard is used to ship 90% of all products in the U.S.
  • Production of recycled cardboard uses 25% less energy than is needed to make new cardboard.
  • In 2006, 76.4% of cardboard was recycled in the U.S.