Earth Answers: How Much Paper Can Be Made From a Tree?

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Description: How much paper can be made from a tree? The answer to this question is really quite complicated. There are many factors which influence the amount of paper that can be made from one tree. Paper manufactured in the U.S. is probably made of wood fiber. But where did the fiber come from? A whole tree? Wood chips? Old copy paper? If the paper was made from a whole tree, what kind of tree was it? There are so many factors involved in making paper. "How Much Paper Can Be Made From a Tree" provides a closer look at the raw materials used to make paper.
Author/Producer: TAPPI - Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Topic Areas Covered: Forest Products, Paper, Paper Making, Recycling
Resource Type: Pamphlet
For Grade Levels: K-9
Publication Date: 1997
Length: 15 pages
Cost: Free (PDF download)
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
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Hidden Items: Forest
Geographic Location: U.S.
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Author/Producer Contact: TAPPI - Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, Public Outreach Department
Address: P.O. Box 105113
Atlanta, GA 30348-5113
Phone: 1-800-332-8686 (US)
1-800-446-9431 (Canada)

Our Message & Evaluation Criteria

  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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