Invented 1900 years ago, paper is nowadays inseparably linked to everyday life. It serves modern society as a print medium for information and knowledge transfer, as wrapping and packaging material, for daily hygiene or as a specialty product lending iself to a multitude of applications ranging from banknotes to medical filters.
Like every kind of production, paper manufacturing is a consumer of resources. Compared with other materials, however, paper offers high ecological benefits. It is made from wood as a renewable raw material and it stands for an exemplary recycling management.
Regarding the ecological aspects of paper, there are a number of questions which we would like to answer in this publication.