For all goods as well as resources alike, improper usage leads to undesirable results. With paper, the scenario is similar.
Paper, being a major resource in industries, offices and schools all over the world, finds many users in all its forms – pulping, bleaching and recycling paper. Sustainability has now become one of the top concerns of many countries.
How precisely can resources be mismanaged in an industry as mechanical as this?
For starters, the pulp and paper industry is the fifth largest user of electrical energy. It is also the maximum consumer of water to give the least ton of yield.
Where are we going with this?
It comes as no surprise that the demand for paper has quadrupled exponentially in the past few decades. In order to make these split ends meet, there is extreme plundering of wood to satisfy this rising order.
Logging of old expansion forests accounts for less than 10% of wood pulp. The understandable here to create a protected, sustainable way for paper manufacture seems to spending in recycling. However, improper practices in the recycling business causes more harm than good because of
- By-products and waste being generated
- This waste being irresponsibly dumped in water bodies/ open lands causing air and water pollution
Clean technology and sustainable use are the much needed solutions to this vital problem.
Many companies ensure proper production, with least surplus, no-dumping grounds for waste materials and pure, neat final products. Using right technology, though, requires allotment of resources specifically for this purpose by the government and industries so that well-organized equipment that is in good condition is used.
Sustainable use, too, depends on sensible and appropriate usage of the product without causing harm to other resources or litter. On a larger scale, watchfulness on the part of control bodies in the manufacturing could create more products for usage and storage space. By create, we mean sensible use without waste or plunder those results in a cleaner atmosphere that is possible for more tree growth, and in the end an environment that gives more yields.
Paper products are vital to civilization, as they have enabled literacy and educational development. Helpful production and use will ensure not only a happier society, but also a Green Earth.