The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that paper and paperboard account for almost 40% of our waste. They estimate that the average office worker generates 2 pounds of paper products each day. 90 percent of all office waste is paper from photocopies, old reports and periodicals, and printing errors. Office buildings are ideal sources for recovered recyclable material. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the resources required to collect, transport, and recycle the office waste. Office paper is highly recyclable and valuable to your organization.