Paper Recovery & Landfill

The amount of paper going to landfills has declined by half since the  year 2000, falling from an estimated 40 million tons at that time to under 20 million tons in 2013.
 
 
 

Paper Recovered
(million tons)
Paper Landfilled
(million tons)
1993 35.5 38.4
1994 39.7 37.9
1995 42.2 36.3
1996 43.1 34.4
1997 44.0 37.3
1998 45.1 38.4
1999 46.8 41.4
2000 47.3 40.0
2001 47.0 36.6
2002 47.6 37.7
2003 49.3 36.6
2004 50.2 39.9
2005 51.3 37.8
2006 53.3 36.9
2007 54.3 32.9
2008 51.8 28.2
2009 50.0 19.4
2010 51.5 21.5
2011 52.8 18.5
2012   51.1  19.4
2013
50.1
19.9