• The New Zealand plantation forest and wood products industry is based on wholly renewable resources, producing 100% of its products from plantation forests and recycled waste fibre.

    New Zealand plantation forest, 2017/18
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  • Catalogue, brochure, magazine and newsprint production results in 20% less direct CO2 emissions. Investing in new technology allows paper mills to develop an effective process to reduce CO2 emissions.

    National Pulp & Paper, 2018
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  • Forestry is a major employer in regional New Zealand and contributes around $6.4 billion a year to the New Zealand economy in export earnings.

    New Zealand Plantation Forestry Industry, 2018
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  • 86% of Australians believe that consumers should have the right to choose how they receive communication (printed, or electronically) at no extra charge from financial organisations and service providers.

    Toluna Australia, 2017
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  • In 2017, one of New Zealand’s largest paper mills collected 299,403 tonnes of waste cardboard and paper, of which 205,605 tonnes (69%) was processed into paper products.

    Growing Sustainable Solutions NZ, 2017
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  • Paper recycling rates in Australia are amongst the highest in the world with over 87% of all paper and paperboard being recovered.

    CEPI Sustainability Report, 2018
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  • The proportion of waste paper recycled increased from 28% in 1990 to 85% in 2016, while the proportion of paper disposed of in landfill has declined since the mid-2000s.

    Australia’s State of the Forests Report, 2018
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