Top 10 Tweet-Friendly Facts to Share on International Print Day

Submitted by: Phil Riebel 10/07/2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 is International Print Day!  You can participate and help the print and paper community by sharing our selection of “tweet-friendly” facts we created for #IPD15. It’s a fantastic way to remind people why print and paper is a sustainable way to communicate, and bust myths at the same time.  Just cut and paste into Twitter – we’ve done the work for you!

#IPD15 Print & Paper generate 8.4 million U.S. jobs (6% of jobs) & $1.3 trillion in revenue (8.6% of GDP)

#IPD15 In the last 60 yrs, total U.S. forest area increased by over 3% & net volume of trees on timberland by 58%

#IPD15 Millions of U.S. family forest owners provide 90% of pulpwood & this promotes responsibly managed forests

#IPD15 The print & paper industry is one of the lowest greenhouse gas emitters at only 1% of global CO2 emissions 

#IPD15 The recovery rate of paper in Canada is 73% - more than any other commodity in the municipal waste stream 

#IPD15 Canada has the largest area of independently certified forest in the world - 300 million acres

#IPD15 The foundation of the tree-free movement is flawed! Paper use is a key factor in maintaining forests

#IPD15 72% believe that print & paper is a sustainable way to communicate when produced and used responsibly

#IPD15 88% understand & can retain /use information better if they read in print (screen reading shows 64% & lower)

#IPD15 Surveys says printed documents are easier to read (74%), better for storage & archiving (56%) & more...