Paper Products

Paper was invented by the Chinese, perhaps as early as the Han dynasty, and its uses have been growing ever since. It is a very versatile and renewable product that is usually made from wood. The modern paper industry consumes large volumes of trees that are cut for the purpose of manufacturing paper. The largest timber companies practice sustainable forestry operations that allow them to plant, grow, and then harvest trees on tree farms for the sole purpose of producing wood pulp for paper mills. They also partner with private landowners who plant trees, especially fast-growing pine trees, which when grown are cut for pulp. In the United States, large portions of the national forests are also logged for timber, a large portion of ...

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