A recent LCA showed that while pulping processes differ by fiber, environmental impacts are similar for wood based and non-wood based paper

01/09/2015

The scope of a recent LCA (life cycle assessment) included all processes needed to produce pulp from the various sources, including forestry or agricultural processes, transport from field or forest to the mill, pulping, and end-of-life. Assessment of recycled fiber began at the point of paper collection and extended to end-of-life. Study results showed that while pulping processes differ by fiber, environmental impacts are broadly similar across fiber types."


Source: Dr. Jim Bowyer, Tree-free Paper: A Path to Saving Trees and Forests?, Dovetail Partners, 2014