Safe wood and paper products!

We humans are connected to the forest in many ways, often without noticing it directly. A 100-year-old beech, for example, produces 1.7 kilograms oxygen per hour. About 50 people need this amount to breathe during the same period. Photosynthesis is the most important biological process on earth.

We are 6.9 billion people on earth, together we share a total of four billion hectares of forest. 

Although wood grows back, it is not infinitely available. In purely mathematical terms, only 0.6 hectares of forest are available per person on earth. All this for building houses, bridges, railway sleepers, pallets, furniture, paper, cardboard boxes or firewood. And we also have to leave something to nature. Wood is not an endlessly available raw material. Let us use it sparingly!

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