Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC)
5800 South Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Consider these facts about the environmental impact of print on paper:
- Just 11% of the world's forests are used for paper (28% for lumber; 53% for fuel)
- 33% of paper comes from wood chips and sawmill scraps; another 33% comes from recycled paper
- 56% of all the forested land in the United States is privately owned. Nearly all wood used in the production of paper comes from trees grown on these privately-owned "tree farms"
- Print helps give private landowners a financial incentive to grow trees and not sell off their land for other uses