6 November 2019
Going Paperless Myth Busted
In North America, we grow many more trees than we harvest  there are  20% more trees in North America today than there were on the first Earth Day in 1970.Paper manufacturers encourage forest sustainability through  promoting sustainable forest management policies. By providing a dependable market for responsibly grown fiber, the paper industry encourages landowners to manage their forestland instead of selling it for development or other non-forest uses.
From their myths busted report
From their myths busted report
Each year forests in the U.S. and Canada grow significantly more wood than is harvested. In the U.S., average net annual increase in growing-stock trees nationwide is about 26 billion ft³.6 In 2015, Canada harvested just over 5.6 billion ft3 of timber, well below the estimated sustainable wood supply level of 7.98 billion ft³. Claims like “go paperless – save trees” create a false impression that forests are a finite resource, being destroyed. In truth, North American forests are a renewable resource that is continuously replenished using sustainable forest management.8
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