Submitted: The Two Sides Team May 10, 2019
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) wants you to celebrate Earth Day every day by embracing the use of paper and wood products. Jeff Bradley, Manager of Forestry & Wood Products Policy, shares some of the benefits of working forests and sustainable forest management. This includes providing clean air, clean water, habitats for wildlife, and biodiversity. He writes: “Demand for paper and wood products supports these forests. Tree farmers are able to make an income by harvesting trees, encouraging them to keep their forests as forests by replanting trees.” He further states that demand for paper products helps protect forests from being “… turned into other land uses like parking lots or cornfields.” Read the full article here.