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Since the inception of our recycling program in 2012, NOSHOK saved a total of 2,759 trees, 1,136,391 gallons of water, ​487 cubic yards of landfill space, ​324 barrels of oil and 665,600 kilowatt hours of electricity by recycling paper and cardboard.

In 2019, NOSHOK saved 367 trees, 151,323 gallons of water, 65 cubic yards of landfill space, 43 barrels of oil, and 88,632  kilowatt hours of electricity by recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, bottles and cans.

In 2018, NOSHOK saved 327 trees, 134,701 gallons of water, 58 cubic yards of landfill space, 38 barrels of oil, and 78,896  kilowatt hours of electricity by recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, bottles and cans.

In 2017, NOSHOK saved 306 trees, 125,955 gallons of water, 54 cubic yards of landfill space, 36 barrels of oil, and 73,773 kilowatt hours of electricity by recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, bottles and cans.

In 2016, NOSHOK saved 251 trees, 103,530 gallons of water, 44 cubic yards of landfill space, 30 barrels of oil, and 60,639 kilowatt hours of electricity by recycling paper, carboard, plastic, bottles and cans.

In 2015, NOSHOK saved 317 trees, ​130,648 gallons of water, ​56 cubic yards of landfill space, ​37 barrels of oil and 76,522 kilowatt hours of electricity by recycling paper and cardboard.

Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough energy to power the average American home for five months. (EPA, 2008). Recycling paper instead of making it from new material generates 74 percent less air pollution and uses 50 percent less water. (EPA, 2008). Producing recycled paper requires about 60 percent of the energy used to make paper from virgin wood pulp. (EPA, 2008).