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Do you know that recycling 1 ton of paper saves:

17 mature trees, which can absorb 250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air annually, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, etc. Recycling one ton of paper can save the energy equivalent of 165 gallons of gasoline.

" It makes a big difference to recycle. It makes a big difference to use recycled products."

By Emily Deschanel

At Green Pencils, we convert yesterday's newspaper to wood and make environment-friendly (green) pencils for use today and into the future. This eliminates the need of cutting cedar trees to make wooden pencils thus availing them to the current and many future generations. .

How many great plans start out as ideas sketched in graphite? Globally, we get through 14 billion pencils each year. Now, Kenyan entrepreneurs are producing eco-friendly pencils from recycled newspaper.