ISSUE: IS RECYCLED PAPER THE BEST WE CAN DO?
The paper industry recycles enough paper every day to fill a 15-mile-long train. But is recycling all there is to being green and ensuring a sustainable solution? Not by a long shot.
By now we all know the benefits of recycling.
It is an important part of creating a sustainable world. We reuse our products and therefore conserve our valuable natural resources. In many cases we save energy and reduce our impact on the environment. So we might conclude that recycled content in our paper is environmentally superior to virgin fiber, which is obtained directly from trees. However, when we examine the facts, we find that this is not necessarily true. In reality, it takes both kinds of fiber in a mutually supporting cycle to make paper one of the most sustainable products in the world.
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