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Old 08-14-2008, 08:51 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by acidzebra View Post
I think the main reason for deforestation is not "book production", that seems a little unlikely. While not motivated enough to go look for some actual sources, I would wager that increasing "productive" area for agriculture and living space for humans and cattle would have more to do with it. I have no idea if book paper is recycled - nor what the recycling process would cost in both monetary and environmental terms.
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It is an interesting discussion topic, but I do not think it is as one-dimensional as you propose.
I have not said this is a one dimensional problem in any way, neither have I said that a major part of deforestation is due to paper production. Just as you claim, at least from what I have learned, a major part of the rain forest deforestation is due just to land clearing for agriculture. I do however argue that a lot of unnecessary transportation, and energy is wasted on material which is only used once.

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