PRINT & PAPER myths and facts

  The Myth!  Planted forests are bad for the environment The Fact! Well-managed planted forests reduce the pressure on natural forests and can provide many other environmental benefits   "Between 2005 and 2015, European forests grew by 44,000 Square Kilometres - that’s an area bigger than Switzerland and amounts to over 1,500 football pitches everyday!" (FAO data, 2005-2015) "50% of the world’s wood harvest is used for energy and 28% for construction. There are some other uses but paper only directly takes 13%" (Derived from FAOSTAT, 2015) “The most common pressures causing deforestation and severe forest degradation are: large and...

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