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How Much Paper Is Used For Homework Each Year In Schools?

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Calculating the exact amount of paper that is used for homework each year in schools is obviously near impossible. Though there are rough figures of around 61,000,000 trees being used for high school students' homework and around 26,000,000 trees for primary school students' homework.

This is a staggering amount but thankfully it is expected to decrease as technology takes over. Many school lessons are now solely run via computers with their class presentations run on software like powerpoint, the list of tasks for the lesson in a word document and the homework set for the students is also online. The students are also more than likely asked to submit their work online and so a lot less paper is now being used in schools.

There are many programmes across the world dedicated to restoring trees that are cut down for paper. Reforestation is the restocking of existing forests and woodlands which have been depleted, an effect of deforestation. Reforestation can be used to improve the quality of human life by soaking up pollution and dust from the air, rebuild natural habitats and ecosystems, mitigate global warming since forests facilitate biosequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide and harvest for resources, particularly timber.
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61,500,000 trees  for a high school student and 25,750,000 tree worth for a average primary student
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About 61,500,000 trees worth

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