How to Save Trees ?
We can save trees by
* Plant as much trees as possible.
* Do not cut trees until there is an extreme need.
* Prefer paperless communication instead of using paper. Make use of Internet and mobile phones to promote paperless communication.
* Minimize the use of paper towel. In place of paper towel, one can use cloth towel or hankie reducing the consumption of products made from trees (e.g. paper)
* Providing alternate fuel to rural poor for cooking (e.g.bio gas) so as to reduce cutting of trees for fuel wood
* Creating awareness among people about importance of trees and need for their conservation
* Making tours eco friendly
* Avoiding indiscriminate disposal of plastic products (especially thin plastic pick up bags)
* Online examination system should be preferred instead of taking exams on paper.
* Behind every paper bag, there are destroyed trees. Don’t use paperbacks. Reuse plastic bags, or get recycled carry totes for grocery shopping and put lunch sandwiches into reusable containers.
* Paper can be made from a variety of other materials like cotton, hemp, grass and even elephant dung but unfortunately in most parts of the world it is made by sacrificing the trees only.
* Paper products are the largest ingredients at a waste disposal sites.
* Pulp and paper production industry is the third largest producer of air and water pollutants, waste products and the gases responsible for climatic changes (green house gases).
* Pulp and paper production is the largest industrial consumer of energy, water and forest resources.
* Huge water consumption involved in paper making process can lead to reduced water levels, required for fish and other aquatic flora and fauna along with alterations in the water temperature.
* Air discharges of the pulp industry include certain hormone disrupting and carcinogenic chemicals like the polyclinic aromatic hydrocarbons.
* About one fifth of the contents of household dustbins consist of paper and card, of which half is newspapers and magazines.
* Industrial nations with 25 per cent of the world’s population consume 90 per cent of the world’s writing and printing papers.