No matter where you go, what you do or how you do it, chances are it will involve paper. Paper links every facet of our life, however people are most familiar with the paper that is used at home and in the office. From the paper towels in the kitchen to the paper used in the printer and fax machine in the office, paper products provide convenience and a means of communication.
In the classroom children use textbooks and construction paper to express their creativity. In the school cafeteria the children drink their milk out of paperboard cartons. In the business world, adults link to paper is even more extensive. Communication papers are used to express thoughts and actions, newspapers are used to communicate local, national, and world events and the foods and goods that are purchased in the supermarkets and stores could not be safely and efficiently shipped without paperboard packaging. And, not to mention the paper used in medical products that keep us healthy and the engine filters that keep our cars running on clean fluids.
To meet the nation’s need for paper, America’s paper companies have become special stewards of nature. By cultivating a remarkable, renewable resource—the tree— the demands of tomorrow can be met. By extending this resource as well as working towards the 55% recovery goal, Americans can make the commitment to preserve the Earth that they inhabit as well as help lessen the burden on the country’s landfills.
Information from American Forest & Paper Association http://www.afandpa.org