Man made but nature friendly papers?

by Florie Lyn Masarate - Date: 2006-11-19 - Word Count: 406 Share This!

Paper used in printing is one of the considerations now that there are already many environmentalist taking strides to protect some of the natural resources that are already fast diminishing. For those who use these papers everyday in their lives, they would think that they are using naturally friendly materials. With papers coming form trees and all that, nothing can be wrong in using a most natural product.

But is the paper being used really made from virgin natural materials? If you take some time to research on these things, you will find out that the papers being used in printing nowadays are not anymore natural products made from nature. They are already engineered product or better called as farmed product. The lessening numbers of trees being used for commercial purposes, manufacturers do not anymore have the option of using them. Rather than be succumbed to the illegal means of obtaining their sources, they did the next much better thing. They created man-made “forests” that are specifically inclined to produce paper and other lumber products. The trees today are grown to meet the needs of the printing industry and other purposes and other paper needing purposes. There is no doubt that what people are using are newly grown trees, not the naturally grown types, but still tress nonetheless. The good thing about this kind of paper production is that they are renewable and people do not have to worry about them getting extinct in the near future.

Environmentalists are definitely grinning well from ear to ear because of this style of paper production is not only nature-friendly but also one way of recycling the use of nature. These environmentalists are not the only one enjoying these benefits. Economists are getting big bucks out of this mass production. Paper needs in the printing industry will not likely become difficult to attain if they consider the minimal natural resources that people have today.

Some consumers, though, are not too happy about paying for recycled products. They would think that the paper quality is not something that they want to spend their money on. There is nothing wrong with recycled products and using them is one way of adhering to preserving nature, if they only think about it. Besides, people can never tell if their paper is made from natural or recycled materials. As long as the printing quality is still in its finest, who cares about the paper sources?

Florie Lyn Masarate got a flair for reading and writing when she got her first subscription of the school newsletter in kindergarten. She had her first article published on that same newsletter in the third grade.

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