Planting and Harvesting
Starting in the 1940’s the planting of trees began outpacing the harvesting of trees. The United States plants 3.2 million seedlings each day, meaning that three seedlings are planted to every tree harvested. These young trees are more efficient at converting CO2 into oxygen and have a positive environmental impact. By planting these young trees, the paper industry has a perpetual supply of raw materials, unlike mining, oil, and gas who have limited natural resources.