From A to Z, We Use #EveryPartOfTheTree

Most people know that wood fiber—one of the most recyclable and renewable natural resources on the planet—is the principle raw material used in making paper and paper-based packaging. But that’s just one branch (if you’ll forgive the terrible pun) on the tree. Over decades of research and development, the forest products industry has innovated ways to use those same natural resources in literally hundreds of other products, including many you’d never suspect.

In the coming days on Twitter, we’ll share some of the many surprising ways we’re using #EveryPartOfTheTree. Because good resource stewardship means doing your best to make sure nothing goes to waste.

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Some further reading:

Products Made from Wood, Pulp, Bark, and Cork (Wisconsin County Forests Association)

Wood You Believe? We Get So Much From Trees (Idaho Forest Products Commission)

Why wood pulp is world’s new wonder material (The New Scientist)

A Story of Discovery: Natural Compound Helps Treat Breast and Ovarian Cancers (National Cancer Institute)

Swedish scientists use wood to create biodegradable, renewable alternative to Styrofoam Helmet (phys.org)

 

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