I found these interesting statistics from the EIA (Energy Information Administration) web page. This web page gives information about official energy statistics from the U.S Government. If you want to see more information, go to http://www.eia.doe.gov/
In 2003, the paper industry in the U.S. reached its goal to recover 50 percent of all paper.By achieving this goal, 20 million more tons of paper were recovered. The industry has set a new goal of recovering 55 percent of used paper by 2012. Today, more than a third of all the paper recovered in the world is recovered in the U.S. Old corrugated containers (boxes) account for nearly 50 percent of the total paper that is recycled.