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Myths & Realities

Myths & Realities

Myths & Realities addresses common misperceptions and gives simple facts and figures to explain these misperceptions. National associations of the pulp and paper industry have translated and created their own lists in various languages. Where possible we have tried to link to them on the right hand column of this page.

To download all myths at once as pdf, please click here.

Use less paper, save the world’s forests

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Paper is bad for the environment

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Paper production is bad for the climate

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Paper production uses too much energy

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Information technologies are better than paper

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The paper industry is old fashioned and will soon be a thing of the past

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Paper production uses too much water

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We should only use and produce recycled paper

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Paper industry wants to increase paper consumption

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We use too much paper packaging

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Hand dryers are more hygienic than paper towels

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Cloth towels are better than paper towels for cleaning

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