Paper Recovery By the Numbers

Recovering papers and encouraging recycling are crucial to reducing our environmental footprint.

Glatfelter is proud of the paper industry’s recovery improvements. Through collaboration with various organizations and adherence to our environmental policies, we are confident not just in our ability to progress, but in the continued advancement of all papermaking companies. Reducing our environmental impact throughout the papermaking process is an ongoing endeavor that Glatfelter will continue to improve upon.

15 mile boxcar train Every day, U.S. papermakers recycle enough paper to fill a 15 mile long train of boxcars.
Source:, 2018
38 percent is recycled fiber Recovered paper accounts for more than 38 percent of fiber used to make new paper products in the U.S.
Source:, 2018
3.3 cubic yards of landfill space Every ton of paper that is recovered saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
Source:, 2018

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