Friday, December 11, 2009

Paper made from wheat, rice and straw bits? Uh huh. Agricultural Residue Papers can become a reality--with your help!

Paper in North America comes from trees. But we can learn from countries like China and India that have 20% of their paper made from alternative sources, like wheat, rice and straw.

Though 300 book publishers, magazines and newspapers in North America support both the development and use of paper made from agricultural residues (such as the Wheat Sheet seen in Canadian Geographic's June 2008 issue), no infrastructure for these papers exists.

If you are a magazine publisher, decision-maker, large paper consumer, Canopy needs your help to shape the next steps in creating a future for a North American agricultural residue pulp and paper infrastructure.

Have your say—this study will help Canopy identify new and emerging opportunities for environmental paper development. Complete the survey by December 20, 2009.

For more information, please contact: Neva Murtha, Second Harvest Campaigner 604-817-4964