Paper Boxes Quiz
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Most paper fibres are recyclable. With each recycling, however, the fibres become progressively weaker 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 commercial forest was actually harvested in the latest data year?
less than 0.2%
What is the average recycled content for paper boxes (boxboard) made in Canada?
What percentage of PPEC-member mills have independent third-party certification that the material they use to make paper boxes is responsibly sourced?
On average, how many new tree seedlings do you think are planted in Canada every minute?
Paper boxes are made from a renewable resource. Which one?
The extraction of oil and gas (the raw materials from which plastics are derived) is responsible for more deforestation in Canada than the forest industry. How much more?
Seven times as much
Half as much again
Three times as much
If paper boxes cannot be recycled for some reason (geographic distance from a recycling mill perhaps), what’s another good waste diversion option?
What percentage of Canadians could recycle old boxboard in 1990?
What percentage of Canadians can recycle old boxboard today?
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