Pshaw! Like you guys REALLY care 'bout trees.
I hate to admit that I know this but...nearly 60% of those are E-BOOKS!
I heard somewhere that loggers actively plant two or three new trees for every one they cut down, so suck it tree-huggers!
yeah right,wood farms,the hipsters of the wood industry(not that I don't like it,I'd love if everyone did that,but,they don't).
Son, do you see how many copies of vampire tween shit gets sold every day?
of all the things that cause deforestation i'd doubt books would rank that high
Thanks a lot Sam.
Wood for paper is grown on wood farms. Maybe if you read more you wouldn't be dumbasses.
Actually Trees have been used less and less for books. Both in terms of digitally and actual books.
actually no sorry but thats not good enough reason, destruction of the overall environment including the ecosystem for the books is idiotic, lucky enough most books know a days come from farmed forest, but still a large problem
*facepalm* This is the worst reason out of them all. Trees grow back!
This is stretching it, LOL. Trees can be replaced by new trees. What pisses me off is how everyone nowadays needs to have everything on a damn electronic screen. I could understand TVs, video game handhelds, and computers/laptops for doing work & stuff on, but not being able to read a physical book, magazine, newspaper is getting ridiculous.
All these extra devices that households have today require more electricity which burdens electrical grids & requires more output from plants that run on water (renewable) or coal (non-renewable). Deforestation as a reason to hate books is ironic because all these electronic devices & the batteries they use create tons of garbage with materials that create issues when disposed after they're thrown away. And given how fast people trash one iPhone for the next model these days, who knows how much of this trash is created. At least paper when thrown away is biodegradable & totally recyclable & the trees can be replenished with new ones.
Not to mention that staring at electronic screens is known to cause eye strain & cause vision to deteriorate, so with all the extra electronics, I'd bet eyesight is worse today than it was in the past. And good luck if all these devices are linked to cancer of some sort years down the line with all the extra radiation coming from the assortment that people have or carry on them daily.
Also, I'm glad when I grew up in the 80's & 90's we had physical books because they can be read directly without any distractions. I could imagine how distracted kids reading "books" on a tablet would be with that same tablet able to play music or connect to the internet for those with a short attention span. It was already a pain having to use the internet as a resource in college and having all the damn distractions that came along with it that I never had in highschool.
Well, I'm just old school when it comes to this stuff. Even back when my cellphone was activated, I barely used it & mostly left it off so I could use it in emergencies only. When I went on trips, I always used physical maps I got from the AAA over a GPS device since they're easy enough to use & I don't like relying on a device telling me everything because I want my brain to do the thinking.
Anyway, one thing that I do think is a massive waste of paper is all the junk mail that is sent.
If only there is a PETA version for plants.
Wood for paper is grown on wood farms
Well, books have gone digital, and plenty of people read them that way these days, so they're probably better for the environment than ever (not to mention that there are also some books made using recycled paper).
Still, my book shelf demands that I keep destroying nature. Can't say I care, but then again, I'm evil.
Most of those trees are used in Ikea furniture that lasts for 5 years before it disintegrates.
Don't be such a baby. Trees grow back.
They should make books out of hemp again, like they used to with the Constitution. Would solve the deforestation problem and bring in more oxygen. Very environmental friendly. lol
There's always the electrical alternative...
i had a feeling this wood come up.