Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Everything you always wanted to know about the Paper Industry (or at least 15 facts)

Is there anything we don't know yet about the paper industry and its environmental impacts?

Well, I always find new facts that amaze me. This time it's a link I received on
Green Line Paper Company's newsletter (thanks to Steve Baker!) - 15 Facts About the Paper Industry, Global Warming and the Environment.

It's from 2007 but still very relevant. It was published on the daily green and these facts are courtesy of The State of the Paper Industry, a report (very recommended!) published online by the Environmental Paper Network (EPN) that lately launched a great new website entitles 'What's In Your Paper'.

So did you know that
the paper industry is the 4th largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions among United States manufacturing industries (fact no.6) or that printing and writing papers use the least amount of recycled content -- just 6%. Tissues use the most, at 45%, and newsprint is not far behind, at 32% (fact no. 11)?

I'm sure you will find at least one fact that you didn't know about, and unfortunately it will probably won't be a positive one, but in order to change reality we must know the facts first!

You can find the full list of facts at

Raz @ Eco-Libris