Impacts of pulp and paper production

Some actors in the pulp and paper industry are leaving an unacceptably large ecological footprint on the planet. Irresponsible pulpwood harvesting and expanding pulpwood plantations can threaten fragile ecosystems and create social problems.
 
In some places, such as in Indonesia, deforestation caused by unsustainable pulpwood harvesting contributes to climate change.

The pulp and paper manufacturing industry is among the world’s largest users of energy and emitters of greenhouse gases, and a significant source of water pollution and landfill waste.


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Rio Pinquen, Manu National Park, Amazon Rainforest, Peru.  / ©: WWF-Canon / André BÄRTSCHI
Rio Pinquen, Manu National Park, Amazon Rainforest, Peru.
© WWF-Canon / André BÄRTSCHI
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