September 26, 2011

Wood Used in Paper Production Facts

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 Lacy Act of 2010 states that a declaration must be made by the importer ofpaper to assure that paper did not come from illegally sourced fiber.