by Paul Oosting of The Wilderness Society (Tasmania) for the Paper Planet
In late 2008 the world’s tallest flowering plant was found in
Centurion began growing in
This misleading classification of forests in
This situation occurs right across
The woodchips from these forests is purchased predominantly by the Japanese paper companies
In a world that is becoming more aware of the dangers of climate change, it is now more urgent than ever to stop sourcing paper made from native forests like those in
The logging industry has been misleading the public by claiming that logging is good for climate change because young regrowth forests absorb more carbon than old-growth forests. What the logging industry conveniently forgets to mention is the massive carbon loss that occurs when the original forest is logged. This carbon has been absorbed over centuries, and can never be recovered in regrowing trees that are destined to be relogged within decades.
To find out more about the campaign to protect
Editors Note: This is the second installment in an 8 week "What's In Your Paper?" series on the Paper Planet focusing on specific sectors of the paper industry or paper from specific Endangered Forest regions. Subscribe or check back each Wednesday for a new posting in this series.