In 2006, we found a way to streamline the recycling process and improve quality by starting a community recycling program where non-profit organizations, primarily churches and schools, get paid to collect recycled paper. The recycled paper is the base of our products. PaperGator has grown to over 500 locations in West Michigan, Mid Michigan and NE Indiana, providing a lot of support for non-profit organizations.
Paper Recycling FactsRecycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.If all newspapers were recycled, we could save about 250,000 trees each year.Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4100 kilowatt hours of electricity - enough energy to power the average American home for five months.
For more program information please visit our website (www.papergatorrecycling.com) or follow the PaperGator Facebook page.
Paper collected from this program is the main source of our pet care and lawn & garden care products.