Consider these facts about the wood used in paper production:
- More Forests Exist Today
12 million more acres of forest exist in the U.S. today than 20 years ago.
- More Trees are Standing Today
49% increase between 1953 and 2006 in the number of trees still standing after mortality and harvesting.
- More Trees are Planted Daily
1.7 million trees are planted every day by the U.S. paper and forest products industry; and 600 million annually worldwide.
- Fiber Content is Tracked
FSC and SFI track fiber content from certified lands through production and manufacturing to the end product. There are certified forests in over 80 countries.
- Fiber Sources Must Be Declared
The Lacey Act of 2010 states that a declaration must be made by the importer of paper to assure that paper did not come from illegally sourced fiber.
** Photos: "Forest Products Association of Canada"