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15 December 2021

Print and Paper Myths & Facts

Print and Paper Myths & Facts

Two Sides is a not for profit global initiative promoting the unique sustainable and attractive attributes of print, paper and paper packaging.

Often the source of misconceptions is the abundance of misleading information about paper and its impact on the environment. Paper has been the preferred communications medium for 2,000 years. Even in today’s digital world, it continues to be highly effective, and when produced, used and disposed of effectively, is inherently sustainable.

This link provides the proof of facts about paper: 

- Sustainable forest management preserves biodiversity and safeguards forests for future generations

- Paper is highly recycled and naturally sustainable

- Virgin fibres from sustainably managed forests are needed to maintain the paper cycle

- Most of the energy used in paper production is renewable and carbon intensity is surprisingly low

- Paper production is dependent on water, yet relatively little is consumed

- The paper industry supports a circular economy

- Electronic communication also has environmental impacts

- Many consumers value paper-based communication

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