Paper Trails: From Trees to Trash—The True Cost of Paper

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9780753513293: Paper Trails: From Trees to Trash—The True Cost of Paper

Paper charts the course of life, from the medical sheets in maternity wards to death certificates. It is written on, things are packaged in it, it’s used as currency, and people blow their noses on it. Yet the dependence on this seemingly green” product is damaging the planet and creating mountains of unnecessary waste. This exploration journeys to the heart of the global paper industry, traveling from the pristine forests and managed plantations of Canada, Russia, and Indonesia to the pulp mills and paper factories of China and Britain, and the end users in businesses, governments, schools, and homes throughout the world. Pursuing the paper trail from forest to landfill, it uncovers the origins, multiple uses, and disposal of this everyday product and gives a fascinating new perspective on the paper industry’s dirtiest secrets, from environmental devastation to human rights abuses. The truth about the paper that is used every day is given as are the simple, practical steps to can take to minimize a person’s own paper trail.

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Travels in search of the truth about a global industry

Paper charts the course of our lives, from the medical sheets in maternity wards to our death certificates. We write on it, package things in it, use it as currency and blow our noses on it. Yet our dependence on this seemingly ‘green’ product is damaging our planet and creating mountains of unnecessary waste.

Join Mandy Haggith on a journey to the heart of the global paper industry, travelling from the pristine forests and managed plantations of Canada, Russia and Indonesia to the pulp mills and paper factories of China and Britain, and the end users in businesses, governments, schools and homes throughout the world.

Pursuing the paper trail from forest to landfill, she uncovers the origins, multiple uses and disposal of this everyday product and gives a fascinating new perspective on the paper industry’s dirtiest secrets, from environmental devastation to human rights abuses. You’ll discover the truth about the paper we use every day and the simple, practical steps you can take to minimise your own paper trail.

About the Author:

Mandy Haggith is a freelance writer, researcher, and activist. Her campaigning for the world’s forests had included lobbying at the United Nations, working as a consultant for Greenpeace and WWF, and writing articles for Pulp and Paper International and Resurgence magazine.

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