Re: [GRRN] Wood needed to make a ton of paper

Cindy Shea (
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 17:19:00 +0000


I'm the one who originally calculated that it takes 17 trees to make a
ton of paper. I did the number crunching while writing a Worldwatch
paper back in 1986. The number has since been widely circulated (and
widely criticized). I'd like to see what sort of responses you get to
your query.


John Reindl wrote:

> Does anyone have data on the number of cords of wood it takes to
> make a ton of paper?
> Thanks,
> John Reindl, Recycling Manager
> Dane County, WI
> (608)267-1533 - fax
> (608)267-8815 - phone
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Cindy Pollock Shea
Contributing Editor
Florida Sustainable Communities Center