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Paper: A natural response to development

Paper recycling saves trees

Myth: Paper recycling saves trees


Paper recycling reduces landfill volume and the emissions released

The wood for pulp is grown on plantations that are continuously regenerating and replanting

Paper is manufactured with cellulose fibre from plantations of fast growth species used for that purpose
and that otherwise would not exist, so it is not true that trees are saved by recycling paper.

Paper recycling does allow the volume in landfills and the emissions they produce to be reduced.

Spain recycles 5,1 million tonnes of paper for recycling per annum

That amounts to a saving on landfill volume equivalent to 50 major football stadiums such as the
Bernabéu or the Camp Nou filled right to the top.

(ASPAPEL: Statistical Report 2014)

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