Paper recycling reduces landfill volume and the emissions released
Paper is manufactured with cellulose fibre from plantations of fast growth species used for that purpose and that otherwise would not exist, so it is not true that trees are saved by recycling paper.
Paper recycling does allow the volume in landfills and the emissions they produce to be reduced.
Spain recycles 5.1 million tonnes of used paper per annum
That amounts to a saving on landfill volume equivalent to 50 major football stadiums such as the Bernabéu or the Camp Nou filled right to the top.
ASPAPEL: Statistical Report 2013