Print and paper actually GROWS trees when sourced from responsibly managed forests. In fact, many companies plant not one but TWO trees for every tree they harvest. The paper and forest product companies would want to commit suicide by using up all their resources (Source: Two Sides North America)
Some key info, courtesy of Two Sides, along with cited sources:
- Paper is the most recovered of the recycled products (63.5%), easily outdistancing metals (34.5%) and glass (25.5%). Plastics is the big laggard at 7.1%. (American Forest & Paper Association, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
- The global printing and paper industry accounts for 1% of global carbon dioxide emissions. (World Resources Institute)
- On the other hand, the information and communications technology sector checks in at 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions, a figure that is expected to double by 2020. (Gartner)
- “The forest products industry is a leader in the production of renewable energy, with more than 65% of the on-site energy needed to produce paper products derived from carbon-neutral biomass.” (American Forest and Paper Association)
So, taking care of our planet is not just an Earth Day thing, it is an everyday thing. The printing industry is committed to maintaining forest and recycling initiatives to not only help the planet but the industry as well.
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