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Offlinegreenhaze
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The Facts About Paper
    #2487497 - 03/31/04 05:21 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

just got this in an email...interesting...
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The Facts About Paper

STATS

- Approximately one in five logged trees is used to make paper.

- One third of timber logged in public national forests (which belong to everyone in the U.S.) goes to make paper.

- The average American uses about 800 pounds of paper each year.

- The U.S. uses about 200 billion pounds of paper a year. It takes 1.7 billion trees to make this much paper.

- Paper constitutes 40% of all the solid waste generated in the United States.

- 50% to 60% of all landfill space in the U.S. is composed of some form of paper.

- Paper consumption is growing. In the last 30 years the global demand for paper has tripled.

- Most paper is bleached using chlorine compounds which result in the production of dioxin as a byproduct.

- Dioxin is a toxic cancer-causing chemical and the process of bleaching paper is the largest source of dioxin.

- 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper looks and performs just as well as the paper you are using now.

- Over 90% of all printing and writing paper has no recycled content.

- When we buy recycled paper, we show the world that recycling is worthwhile. This increases the market demand for recycled products and increases incentives for recycling programs.

- Over 80% of the world's valuable old growth forests have already been destroyed. In the United States 95% of our original old growth forests are gone.

TERMS

Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) - Fiber that has been used by a consumer, put in a recycling bin, gone through a recycling facility, and made into new paper. Post-consumer waste is what most people mistakenly think of when they hear the word, Recycled.

Pre-Consumer Waste - Fiber made from mill scraps or recovered materials. Most mills will use scraps and recovered materials anyway for financial reasons. The term does not necessarily mean the paper was made from something somebody put in a recycling bin.

Recycled Paper - Recycled paper can be made of post-consumer waste, pre-consumer waste, or some of each.

Processed Chlorine Free (PCF) - Recycled paper which is bleached without the use of chlorine. Usually non-toxic hydrogen peroxide is used instead.

Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) - This term refers to a bleaching process which still uses chlorine and still produces dioxin, but not as much.

WHAT YOU CAN DO!

- Remember paper is made from trees and don't waste it. Use the back of paper and print double-sided whenever possible. Use little pieces of paper when you only have to write a few things down. This stuff really adds up.

- Recycle. There is no reason to produce more garbage when paper can be used to make new paper.

- Buy recycled paper. 100% post-consumer waste, 100% processed chlorine free paper doesn't look any different from 100% virgin fiber paper to the untrained eye.

- Badger Envirographic, New Leaf Encore 100, Rolland Evolution 100, and Georgia Pacific Eureka 100, are all brands of quality 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper.

- Don't support corporations such as Weyerhauser that sell paper which is made from virgin fiber, old growth forests, public lands, or clear-cut forests.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

- Contact Rainforest Action Network (www.ran.org), Sierra Student Coalition (www.ssc.org), Forest Ethics (www.forestethics.org), or one of the many other national environmental organizations working to end the unnecessary destruction of valuable forest ecosystems.

- Visit www.thepapercampaign.com or simply search the internet.
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Re: The Facts About Paper [Re: greenhaze]
    #2488225 - 03/31/04 09:57 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Hmm, that sounds like a good idea, but I have a better one. Instead of using trees to make paper, lets use hemp. It will end the unnecessary destruction of valuable forest ecosystems.


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Re: The Facts About Paper [Re: daussaulit]
    #2488250 - 03/31/04 10:02 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Is it legal yet to grow industrial hemp in the USA?


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Re: The Facts About Paper [Re: trendal]
    #2488351 - 03/31/04 10:28 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

trendal said:
Is it legal yet to grow industrial hemp in the USA?



Nope. We import all of our hemp products from Canada.


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Re: The Facts About Paper [Re: greenhaze]
    #2488427 - 03/31/04 10:51 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

The average American uses about 800 pounds of paper each year.



I use that much in toilet paper. I'm a once-twice a dayer.


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Re: The Facts About Paper [Re: daussaulit]
    #2507750 - 04/01/04 07:46 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

daussaulit said:
Hmm, that sounds like a good idea, but I have a better one. Instead of using trees to make paper, lets use hemp. It will end the unnecessary destruction of valuable forest ecosystems.




very true, but i'm not holding my breath til the day that happens...it is another thing to work towards though


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Re: The Facts About Paper [Re: greenhaze]
    #2517862 - 04/02/04 04:11 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Or we could bring the hemp industry to a third world country, make the paper for much faster and cheaper, give that country a huge economic boom by selling the same quality or higher quality paper for much cheaper, and show the US how ignorant it's been in its War against Hemp.

Just an idea. After that, the hemp rope and clothing industry could start up, and hemp would soon rule the world, corrupting the youth of America because it contains .00001% thc!  :devil:

Man I'm evil.


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Re: The Facts About Paper [Re: Ravus]
    #2517872 - 04/02/04 04:18 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

"You can make anything you need out of hemp, you can make clothing, paper, mayonnaise..."


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Re: The Facts About Paper [Re: Phluck]
    #2517952 - 04/02/04 05:39 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

That's why we have so damn many hippies.


Hemp condoms suck.


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Re: The Facts About Paper [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2521205 - 04/03/04 11:32 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

They're probably trying to prevent pregnancy with magic crystals or something.


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Re: The Facts About Paper [Re: Phluck]
    #2521331 - 04/03/04 01:13 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I hate when I'm having sex and my dick keeps bumping into it.


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