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FOREST CERTIFICATION: Saving trees


November 1, 2001
By Pulp & Paper Canada

There is something about trees that causes people to become sentimental of a bygone era, when life seemed less hurried. In an age of high-tech gadgets and conveniences that are supposed to simplify li…

There is something about trees that causes people to become sentimental of a bygone era, when life seemed less hurried. In an age of high-tech gadgets and conveniences that are supposed to simplify life — but often achieve the opposite effect — many view the unhurried giants of the forest as a bulwark against the quickening pace of progress.

At the same time, the public has become used to and desires a high standard of living, marked by luxury, conveniences and consumer goods such as fine furniture, fancy paper wrappings and newspapers and magazines. Currently, such products require trees as a source of fibre.

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Such forms the internal social debate — how to cut down fewer trees while not imperiling our standard of living. Such issues will become more important, it seems, as society finds a way to balance progress and peace.


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