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The Ultimate Recycling Material as Wallpaper Quiz
by Staff
You don't have to kill more trees just to make wallpaper -- you can recycle. Take this quiz to learn which materials are being recycled to make wallpaper.

Wallpaper made in the 19th century contained which of these poisonous chemicals?

  • arsenic
  • hemlock
  • cyanide

Which famous conqueror likely died as a result of arsenic-treated wallpaper?

  • Julius Caesar
  • Genghis Khan
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

Which is one of the more common materials for modern wallpaper?

  • cotton
  • vinyl
  • paper

What is vinyl made out of?

  • cotton
  • silk
  • petroleum

What is a VOC?

  • venomous organism count
  • volatile organic compound
  • vaporous offensive chemical

What is the environmental danger of producing pulp for wallpaper?

  • The pulp for wallpaper comes from endangered trees.
  • The pulp for wallpaper comes from the rainforest.
  • The pulp for wallpaper comes from virgin timber.

Which of these organizations provides a certification for wallpaper made of recycled materials?

  • Forest Stewardship Council
  • Greenpeace
  • Environmental Protection Agency

Approximately how many sheets of paper does the average American office worker use per year?

  • 100
  • 1000
  • 10000

Americans consume how many trees per person, per year?

  • one tree per person
  • three trees per person
  • five trees per person

What percentage of paper do Americans recycle?

  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent

How much of the cardboard Americans use do they recycle?

  • 50 percent
  • 72 percent
  • 88 percent

Which of these has the highest rate of recycling?

  • paper
  • cardboard
  • newspaper

Which of these products is made entirely of recycled paper?

  • napkins
  • V2 tiles
  • paper plates

Pallas textiles has begun making wallpaper out of recycled what?

  • phonebooks
  • newspapers
  • schoolbooks

Among the most unlikely materials for making wallpaper is which of these Trend USA products?

  • recycled glass
  • recycled silk
  • recycled steel