Impacts on Endangered Forests
Many of the worlds most endangered forests, including those
in Northern Canada, the southeast United States, Indonesia, and
South America, are feeling severe impacts associated with book
and newspaper publishing.
In each case highly diverse forests are being either cleared
or altered with devastating effects on the people and wildlife
that depend on them. Read More
Impacts on Climate
releases greenhouse gas emissions throughout its lifecycle.
Paper production requires large quantities of energy, making it
the fourth largest industrial source of greenhouse gas emissions
in the U.S.
Furthermore, the trees that are used to make paper, pull
greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere, and when paper degrades
in a landfill it releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is 23
times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Impacts on People
People all over the world are impacted by the decisions made
by those in the book and newspaper industries.
Indigenous communities that have relied upon the forests for
sustenance for thousands of years are being devastated by
industrial logging practices that are transforming the landscape
on which they depend. Read More