People from all walks of life use paper at the very least once a day. Certain walks however, have much larger footprints when it comes to paper use. In this case, bigger is not better. In today’s infographic, we look at the average amount of annual paper (in kilos/pounds) consumption per capita in each continent (2009 stats). The bigger the footprint, the higher the paper consumption!
Sources: RISI and the U.S. Census Bureau (via Environmental Paper Network)
The stats above show that the average North American consumed almost five times as much paper as the world average, thirty times as much paper as someone living in Africa, and almost six times as much as a person living in Asia.
It just may be time to ask ourselves, “does the shoe fit?”
Marketing Communications Manager
Fujitsu Computer Products America
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