FROM TREE TO PAPER
Many products that you use everyday come from trees. For example: paper for the printer, notepads, notebooks, books, kitchen towels, toilet paper, tissue and paper bags.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE MAKE PAPER?
ーA lot of trees are cut down and the habitat of many animals is destroyed. ーChemicals are discharged into the water causing water pollution. ーGreenhouse gasses are released into the atmosphere causing air pollution.
ーDeforestation: is the permanent destruction of forests. An estimated 18 million acres (roughly the size of Panama) are lost each year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
– paper bags
– gift wrapping paper.
– the use of white paper. Buy recycled paper instead.
– the use of kitchen paper and toilet paper. Buy
them made from recycled sources.
– the use of tissue paper. use handkerchiefs instead.
– make your own paper (great for gift wrapping and other hand made projects).
– pass around friends books and magazines before throwing them away (and when you do so, make sure
to throw them in the recycle bin for paper, not in the burnable bin!).