FACTS ON WOOD CONSUMPTION
·Where it goes
Wood produces an estimated 5000 commercial products that sell for tens of billions of dollars each year!
28% Paper 49%
-Old growth is used in 15% of lumber products and 5% of paper. The rest comes from secondary forests and tree farms.
Forestry employs approximately 1.5 million people in the United States.
The average American uses more than 700 pounds per year of paper, less than 1/3 is recycled paper. (40% of US garbage is paper and paper products)
Paper consumption has grown 30% since 1970.
Over 95% of paper in the US is made from wood (91% worldwide).