Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC)
5800 South Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Consider these facts about how print is recycled and reused:
- Recycled Daily: 87% of Americans have access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs and 63% of all paper in the United States is recycled.
- Recovered by Paper Mills: 200 paper mills in the United States use recovered fiber exclusively, and 200 more use at least some recovered material in their manufacturing process.
- Reused in Construction Products: 1.5 million tons of construction products are made each year from paper, including gypsum wallboard and sound-absorbing materials.
- Reused in Consumer Products: 5,000 non-construction products are made from recycled paper, including masking tape, bandages, hospital gowns, coffee filters, car insulation, lamp shades and egg cartons.