Our offices are closed on Memorial Day!!!!
All pet sits will be conducted as scheduled, monthly contracted walks are not scheduled for Monday, May 29 unless we hear from you to schedule a visit for your pet that day.

Recycling Facts – Paper

  • Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year; about 680 pounds per person.
  • The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees.  This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!
  •  Every day, American businesses generate enough paper waste to circle the Earth 20 times.
  • Every year each American household receives an average of 1.5 tree’s growth of bulk mail advertising – commonly know as “junk mail”.


  • Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water.  This representa a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution!
  • The 17 trees saved (above) can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year. Burning that same paper would create carbon dioxide.
  • Every ton of paper recycled saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.

For more information and facts about recycling, see: www.pacebutler.com .

The office staff at Becky’s Pet Care in Alexandria, VA recycles all paper , as well as products allowed for recycling.  We strive to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible.

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