Despite the high competition within the paper production industry, fibre crops are developing an increasing presence.
Why consider alternatives for paper production?
Over 30 million acres of forest are cut down every year.
Destroying forests for products such as pulp and paper creates temporary or long-term environmental disturbances in forest habitats
Worldwide consumption of paper has risen by 400% in the past 40 years
The majority of wood for pulping is obtained from plantation forests, which is generally a monoculture and this raises concerns over the ecological effects of the practice.
130 billion paper cups for coffee
Over 6.5 million trees were cut down to make 16 billion paper cups used by US consumers only for coffee in 2006