BUST THE MYTH
Fakta: EUROPEAN FORESTS HAVE BEEN GROWING BY OVER 1,500 FOOTBALL PITCHES EVERY DAY. In Europe, where almost all primary forests are protected, paper comes from sustainably managed forests where the cycle of planting, growing and logging is carefully controlled.
Forests, if managed sustainably, play an indispensable role in climate and biodiversity protection. They protect soil and water resources, provide livelihoods, and contribute to the wellbeing of rural and urban communities.
In some countries, particularly in the tropics, there are issues over land rights and natural forest conversion to industrial plantations. This is a cause of concern for the paper industry, NGOs and consumers. The Two Sides initiative supports solutions to these problems and recognises the need to promote products that can clearly be traced to sustainable sources.
”The most common pressures causing deforestation and severe forest degradation are large and small-scale agriculture, unsustainable logging, mining, infrastructure projects, and increased fire incidence and intensity.”
WWF, Deforestation Fronts website, 2018
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