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Paper Task Force Recommendations for Purchasing and Using Environmentally Preferable Paper, Environmental Defense Fund, 1995 (figures revised in 2002).
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Paper lifecycle comparison
Statistics from the Paper Task Force show virgin paper (from tree harvesting to the landfill) versus and recycled paper (from collection to recycling again) and their respective environmental impacts by various by-products.