How much paper do schools waste a year?
At least 40 percent of the typical school waste stream is paper (the largest single component of all school waste).
Every year, nearly 900 million trees are cut down to provide raw materials for U.S.
paper and pulp mills.
How many sheets of paper does a student use in a year?
Each ream holds 500 sheets, so per teacher, that would be 25,000 pieces of paper. In a class of 30 students that is 833 pieces of paper per student per year.
How can we save paper at school?
Here are steps suggested by the Northeast Recycling Council:
- Set a paper reduction policy in your classroom, school and/or school district.
- Educate staff and students about the program.
- Post signs on printers and copiers.
- Reuse single-sided paper.
- Change the default settings on all copiers and printers to double-sided.
How much waste does a high school produce?
It can be hard to visualise just how much waste your school produces, and the sources of the waste can also be surprising. The average secondary school produces 22kg of waste per pupil each academic year. The figure for primary schools is even higher at 45kg per pupil.