This is highly dependent on the type of paper one would be making from the trees.
1 ton of newsprint paper uses 12 trees.
1 ton of office print paper uses 24 trees.
If you plan on buying paper that contains recycled paper you can expect to save 7.2 trees if you buy 1 ton of 30% post-consumer copier paper.
You can also expect to save 12 trees if you buy 1 ton of 50% post-consumer copier.
As cox01 mentioned, the type of paper made influences the number of trees required to make it. On average, about 17 trees are saved by recycling one ton of paper. It also saves enough energy to power a home for 5 months, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 7,000 gallons of water. Over 900 million trees are cut down each year to make paper.
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