From newspapers to wrapping papers, the paper is everywhere, and most of the papers are ending up in our landfills creating a staggering amount of paper waste. There was a time when paper used to be a rare and valued commodity. Now it fills our planet. It was initially created as a tool for communication, but today, the paper is used more for packaging than reading.
- Trees are cut down to make paper. That has led to a rapid rate of deforestation has disturbed the delicate ecological balance of our planet.
- Production of paper consumes more than double of what is required for producing plastic bags.
- Recycling of paper not only reduces waste materials but Recycling. It also saves around oil, liters of water and trees involved in the production and transport of a new paper.
- A tree is cut down for a few boxes of paper while that same tree could have produced enough oxygen for at least three human beings.
- Chlorine-based chemicals are used during production of paper which results in toxic materials being released into our water, air, and soil.
In this digital age, when every communication is being done through electronic devices, the paper waste is still increasing leading to chaotic climate changes.