“Forests are destroyed to make paper”. It is a MYTH.
Paper is the natural, renewable, recyclable and biodegradable material with a multitude of applications in our environment It can be opaque or translucent, as well as being a moisture barrier, filter or absorbent and serve as the lightest and strongest packaging.
More paper means more trees. Hardwood is NOT used to make paper, but wood from fast-growing species grown in forest plantations, which are continuously regenerated and replanted.
We must make all the truths about paper known: “wood for paper is grown on plantations”. In fact, the main reason for the decline of natural forest is the conversion of forest to agricultural land.
(Source: Aspapel, Spanish Association of Pulp, Paper and Cardboard Manufacturers).