SUNY – College of Environmental Science and Forestry recently joined Two Sides as an Allied Organization. So when we found out that the Papyrus Club at SUNY-ESF and the Syracuse Pulp and Paper Foundation were designing and producing T-shirts to promote the great environmental story of paper products, Two Sides was happy to help.
We provided a small grant to help with the initiative and also sent some facts and information for consideration to print on the T-Shirts. The end result was this:
Front of T-shirt
Back of T-shirt
- Paper comes from trees; one of our most renewable resources.
- The paper industry helps curb the loss of private forestland to development by providing landowners with an income-producing alternative.
- In the United States, we grow more trees than we harvest. The amount of forestland has remained essentially the same – 750 million acres – over the last 100 years.
- In 2012, over 65% of the paper produced in the U.S. in 2012 was recovered for recycling.
- Paper is more recycled than any other commodity including plastics (8%), glass (27%) and aluminum (50%).
- For every ton of paper recycled, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space is saved.
- Energy generated and consumed in US paper production comes from renewable, carbon-neutral biomass.
- Paper continues to store carbon throughout its lifetime and has a low carbon footprint.
- The forest products industry leads all other manufacturing sectors in onsite electricity generation, meeting more than half of its own energy needs.
- The print and paper industry accounts for only 1.1% of global carbon dioxide emissions; while the electronic communications sector accounts for over 2%, and this is expected to double by 2020.