In an era when world population and the consumption of resources are increasing, finding ways to make our planet more sustainable is essential.
Do you have a desk at work that is covered in office supplies, notebooks, and paper? Chances are the majority of these items are made directly from trees by paper mills, thereby causing most of our paper consumption to be derived from trees. Using recycled paper is a great way to help the environment and reduce the number of trees that are cut down.
At Twigs Paper, We care about our planet so we love to remind everyone to take a look at the planet we live on and think about how we can help to conserve the natural resources that make us so fortunate.
What can we do to protect the Earth? We all can do our part by making small changes in the choices that we make every day. The first step is to understand the impact of our daily decisions.
Why We Should Care About Our Forests
The role of forests throughout the planet is difficult to understate. Forests are often called the “green lungs” of the Earth and for good reason. They are a vital part of our environment, and they're not just green spots that make for great Instagram pictures.
We could spend days going over the crucial role forest trees play in the functioning of our planet and everyday lives. And their natural beauty goes without even mentioning.
Listed below are four forest facts you need to know:
- Roughly half of the animal species and 80% of biodiversity live in forests, which cover about one-third of the planet's landmass
- They regulate precipitation throughout the world by evaporating water on an enormous scale
- They regulate temperature by absorbing carbon dioxide, which would otherwise warm the atmosphere
- They provide us with 75% of the medicinal ingredients we use every day
How Does Recycled Paper Help the Environment and Climate?
The paper industry is notorious for its contribution to the degradation of our forests, but our goal isn't to demonize an industry that provides us with products we need as well as countless jobs throughout the world.
Instead, we aim to raise awareness about the benefits of using recycled paper with a high PCW (post-consumer waste) content rather than "virgin" paper from raw materials.
Have you ever wondered about what it takes to make that paper cup you drink your coffee from in the morning? Are those loose-leaf binders in your kids' backpacks made out of eco-friendly recycled paper? It’s important to understand what happens when we don’t use recycled paper so we can appreciate the impact it has on the world around us.