Paper is made from trees
Trees are an abundant resource, and paper making uses them. But this process can have a negative impact on the environment. Humans cut down as many as 80,000 trees a day, which contributes to climate change. In addition, factories that make paper often pollute the air. And, when you throw away a piece of paper, it takes six to nine years to decompose.
Paper is made from various types of tree fibres. Some are soft and more suitable for paper than others. Soft woods such as pine have long fibers, which make paper strong and durable. Hardwoods, on the other hand, have shorter fibers, which are better for writing and printing.
Ancient civilizations made books from trees
Books are collections of blank or illustrated sheets that are fastened together and are used to store knowledge and other information. Modern books are also made of paper or electronic forms. Until the development of writing systems in ancient civilizations, knowledge was passed from one person to another orally. Ancient civilizations made books out of a variety of materials, including tree bark, clay, and metal sheets.
Chemicals made from trees
Chemicals made from trees are found in many products we use every day, from paper to toothpaste and bubble gum. They help keep food ingredients from separating and make bubble gum chewier. They are also used in a variety of products, including shampoos and deodorants. Interestingly enough, trees are also the source of several drugs, including quinine for malaria and Aldomet/Aldoril, a drug used to treat hypertension.
Paper is made from trees. Paper is made from trees that convert sunlight into H2O, and CO2. The trees are then harvested and logged. The bark is then stripped off the logs and ground into a powder. This pulp is then boiled to a pale brown paste. It is then bleached with chemicals. Finally, the pulp is pressed to remove excess water. Paper is then checked to ensure quality and content.
Sustainable paper procurement practices
Publishing companies have become increasingly conscious of the environmental impacts of their business and have begun to take action to reduce their carbon footprint. Increasing the proportion of recycled paper in their book printing processes is one way to reduce their carbon footprint. In January 2008, Scholastic, the world’s largest children’s book publisher, announced a new green policy to reduce its use of virgin paper and increase the amount of paper from trees that is FSC-certified. By 2012, the company aims to use up to 25% recycled paper in all its publications.
The company also uses an independent third party to audit its suppliers for sustainable forestry practices. The supplier must provide proof that their wood is harvested responsibly. They should also submit a comprehensive audit report detailing their forestry practices.