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Myths and Facts of the Paper Industry

Environmental issues related to paper are a
source of numerous misconceptions

Innovation has been at the heart of papermaking for nearly two thousand years and it would be hard to imagine what life would be like without paper.

Even with the growing use of electronic media, each and every one of us would struggle to get through a day without using paper in one of its many forms.

Paper comes in many formats – newspapers, magazines, tissue, packaging, books, banknotes and printing papers. Paper is made from a natural, renewable and sustainable resource and boasts the highest recycling rate of any material in the UK.

Unfortunately, the Paper Industry is subject to numerous misconceptions. We don't destroy forests to make paper, we don't pollute the rivers and waterways - in fact the water that is returned to the environment is often cleaner.

This booklet aims to dispel the myths surrounding paper by providing a factual and balanced view of the UK Paper Industry and highlights why paper is the sustainable, renewable choice.

 

myth and facts about paper

Paper: Myths & Facts

Our publication aims to dispel the myths surrounding paper by providing a factual and balanced view of the UK Paper Industry and highlights why paper is the sustainable, renewable choice.

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