Most people don’t know this, but the printing industry actually plants more trees than it harvests. There are numerous facts to back this statement up. For example, the American Forest & Paper Association states, “Roughly 600 million trees are planted every year by the paper and forest products industry, surpassing the amount harvested – approximately 3 trees for every 1 harvested.” In addition, they have this to say: “There are more forests in the US today than there were 50 years ago.”
These statistics may be surprising to you, and hopefully they put your mind at ease. Of course it is important to do your part by recycling the paper you don’t want, but you can also feel good knowing we’re doing our part as well!
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