Some experts contend that the paper industry’s role in global and local environmental problems exceeds that of any other industry. The U.S. alone consumes more than 100 million tons of paper per year, the production of which yields the 3rd largest industrial use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the greatest industrial use of water per pound of product. Endangered forest, loss of biodiversity, pollution, even some concerns surrounding wood-based alternatives multiply the topic’s complexity. Tune in to Good Dirt Radio to learn where one can go for answers and why recycling is a practical approach to any forest conservation strategy.
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