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WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT PAPER?
19-05-2021
Are we putting an end to the forests? Are plantations bad for the environment? Is paper a disappearing product? Is recycling paper useful?

There are many false information that has been created over time around the paper industry.

Let's see what these fakenews of paper and cardboard.

  1. It's fake that deforestation is increasing and we are putting an end to forests.


The reality is that on the European continent the forest grows 300 000 hectares a year. In addition, 31% of the planet's total surface is covered by forest.

2. It's fake that Spain is becoming a desert.

The reality is that, together with Russia, Sweden and Finland, it's one of the most forested European countries. Since 1990 in Spain, forests have increased by 34% and are still doing so.

3. It's fake that we destroy trees in order to produce paper.

The wood used to manufacture paper is grown on plantations and no exotic species are used in tropical forests or oak, beech or holm oaks.

4. It's fake that Spain is filling itself with eucalyptus that cause fires and desert.

Only 2.6% of the area of forests in Spain are plantations for paper that are located on wasteland and help to preserve forests.

5. It's fake that plantations are harmful to the environment.

These plantations store approximately 46.5 million tonnes of CO2 which helps to curb climate change. In addition, these plantations allow soil erosion control and help regulate the water cycle.

6. It's fake that water and energy are being wasted and polluted in the production of paper.

Today, 25% less CO2 is emitted than 15 years ago and only 5% to 10% of water is consumed and the remaining is shipped to the purification plant. In addition, 79% of waste from the paper manufacturing process is valued.
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