So... I am doing a crazy stat: How many pieces of paper has the WT ever published?
I don't have the answer yet, but...
I do have the approximate answer for the Awake! and the Watchtower magazines...
Get ready... it's a whopping 1.1 TRILLION pages!
To make sense of this number,
It is 1/12 of all of the paper the entire United States uses in a year!
It is about 9 times what it would take to PRINT OUT THE ENTIRE INTERNET!
As a very conservative estimate, 1100 square km of forest were cut down to print this! Imagine a forest the size of San Antonio, Texas, being cut down JUST FOR THE AWAKE AND WATCHTOWER magazines!!
Their peak publishing numbers were 28.5 billion pages just for the Watchtower in 2008, and 17.5 billion pages just for the Awake in 2005.
I noticed that every time they reduce something in the magazines (like, number of issues or number of pages per issue), the printing per issue has gone up, almost to the point of cancelling the reduction!
I will post the stats I have gathered when I finish this project.