Paper Bags Quiz
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Plastic bags are more expensive to recycle than paper bags. How much more?
Almost seven times
Most paper fibres are recyclable. With each recycling, however, the fibres become progressively weaker and thinner until eventually they wear out and must be replaced. In theory, how many times do you think the same paper fibre can be recycled?
4 - 9 times
How much of Canada’s forest land was actually harvested in the latest data year?
less than 0.2%
In Canada, paper bags are mostly made using renewable energy. What type?
On average, how many new tree seedlings do you think are planted in Canada every minute?
If paper bags cannot be recycled for some reason (distance from a recycling mill perhaps), what’s another good waste diversion option?
What percentage of every tree harvested for kraft paper production in Canada is used and/or re-used?
Paper bags are made from a renewable resource. Which one?
Insects and bugs chomped their way through a lot more trees than were harvested for lumber and papermaking in Canada in the last data year. How much more?
4 times more
18 times more
almost 23 times more
Canada leads the world in third-party sustainable forest certification. What percentage of the whole world’s certified forests are in Canada?
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