Ancient forests are a legacy that provide us the life.

Forests are our air, water, climate. Without the forests indigenous peoples and animal species will desapperar. Without the forests, no one has a future.

The forests are under threatened by unscrupulous companies looking for woods, from landowners and farmers producing crops for the international markets.

Half of the original forests were already destroyed, and only a fifth is still intact. The technological revolution has made profitably exploitable even the most remote forests. As soon a forest is exhausted, markets move to another region, and the devastation begins again and again.
Technology is not just about destruction. It also offers a number of solutions to save the forests. We are at a crossroads. If nothing is done now, we will lose the forests forever.

Recycle, buy recycled products and reduce paper consumption.

 Recycling 1000 kg of newspapers ...

-> saves, on average, up to 17 trees 
-> saves 3 cubic meters of landfill
-> saves 31.780 liters d'acqua
-> saves, on average, up to 17 trees
-> saves 3 cubic meters of landfill
-> saves 31.780 liters d'acqua
-> Saves 31,780 liters of water
-> Produces 75% less air pollution
-> Produces 35% less water pollution.
-> Save enough energy to supply a house for 6 months
-> Consumes half (57%) than the energy used to produce one ton of paper from virgin fiber


Recycled paper is usually bleached mechanically, without need of bleaching chemicals.

Also be FSC certified recycled paper (choose the 100% recycled), but the traditional certification for recycled paper is the Blue Angel.

 

Post-consumer recycled paper comes at the end of the entire life cycle (eg coming from the dumpster). Pre-consumer paper is produced by scraps which never reached the final consumer (eg newspapers, cuttings of typography, etc). Pre-consumer paper is basically recovery of raw materials.

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The Government of Bhutan, in partnership with WWF, announced the creation of a USD $43 million fund—the first of its kind in Asia—to permanently protect Bhutan's network of protected areas. The program, which is supported in part by the Green Climate Fund, will ensure that there is funding forever to properly manage Bhutan's protected areas—which constitute 51 percent of the country, the highest percentage of land designated as protected in Asia.

Civil society organisations around the world are taking action on Wednesday-Thursday 22-23 March 2017 to demonstrate that awareness is growing about the need to avoid using throwaway cups, which cause harm to people, forests, water and the climate. The international day of action follows the UN International Day of Forests and is an opportunity for consumers to take a forest-friendly action by choosing to use only reusable cups.

On #InternationalCoffeeDay, civil society organizations around the world are taking action today to raise awareness that using throwaway cups causes harm to people, forests, water and the climate. The Environmental Paper Network (EPN) is launching its ‘Cupifesto – A Manifesto for No Throwaway Cups’ urging drinks retailers and politicians all over the world to stop encouraging a throwaway culture, by ensuring all cups are reusable.

Civil society organisations around the world are taking action on Wednesday-Thursday 22-23 March 2017 to demonstrate that awareness is growing about the need to avoid using throwaway cups, which cause harm to people, forests, water and the climate. The international day of action follows the UN International Day of Forests and is an opportunity for consumers to take a forest-friendly action by choosing to use only reusable cups.

Indonesia second biggest pulp and paper company announced today an immediate moratorium on logging in natural forests. After many years of environmental and social conflicts, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) announced the end of deforestation, together with a number of measures that will improve its previous forest policy. Environmental organizations, with different tones, welcome the move but remain cautious, waiting to look how the policy will be implemented on the ground. They also suggested some issues that need to be addressed during the implementation, and Environmental Paper Network will facilitate this process.