Paper & Board: Ecological & Social Footprint

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Ecological and Social Footprint

It is important to know and understand the social and ecological footprint that is left behind when papers and boards are produced.

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  • The deforestation of trees is an ongoing concern in the fight against global warming.
  • Trees are being cut down to be used for paper and boards.
  • It is important to ensure that proper management and sustainable use of forests are occurring at every stage in the production of paper and boards.
  • Recycling can solve the issue of deforestation and costs are reduced in the long run.
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Shipping costs

  • Paper is commonly produced in large manufacturing based companies such as the USA.
  • The International Paper Company produces paper for nearly all continents including Europe.
  • This puts huge costs on shipping and fuelling as the paper has to travel all the way around the world to arrive in shops that are convenient for the customer.
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  • Due to a lack of education on recycling and reusing, the paper is often found on landfill sites.
  • These sites destroy habitats and visually pollutes the land.

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1Core Technical Principles

2Paper & Board: Specialist Technical Principles

3Timber: Specialist Technical Principles

4Metal: Specialist Technical Principles

5Polymers: Specialist Technical Principles

6Textiles: Specialist Technical Principles

7Designing & Making Principles

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