Marcal observes Earth Day every day

ELMWOOD PARK - People across the Garden State are going green in honor of Earth Week, but the Marcal Paper company, located in Elmwood Park, says every day is Earth Day for it.

For more than 60 years, Marcal has been turning discarded paper into toilet tissue. CEO Fred Smagorinsky says the company has saved 26 million trees over the last decade.

The company creates recycled paper products with the help of a vendor that drops off shredded paper each day. Marcal says up to 40 tractor-trailers drop off used paper each day. The company says once the paper is recycled it's turned into 350 tons of toilet tissue, napkins and paper towels daily.

Friday marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. It's now observed by the United Nations and 175 countries around the world.

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