When non-forest sources of paper are presented as more sustainable than using wood pulp, there’s a lot of information being left out of the story. Their impacts can be broadly the same. It depends on what you measure and how you measure it.
Relying on crops to produce paper and pulp is not a panacea, and avoiding the use of wood is not necessarily the best way to protect forests. Check out the latest post at Boreal Forest Facts, Non-wood fiber paper versus wood fiber: Which is better? to learn more on the answers to this intriguing question.
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