Torraspapel highlights paper's contribution to the fight against climate change

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Torraspapel highlights paper's contribution to the fight against climate change

July 04, 2010 - 21:19
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BARCELONA, July 5, 2010 (Press Release) -Discover in Torraspapel's newest addition to its sustainability series how paper contributes to the fight against climate change.

"Reading a newspaper has a lower impact on global warming than reading the news online for 30 minutes."

"Teaching with textbooks printed on paper contributes to global warming ten times less than the use of electronic documentation."These are just some of the statements culled from different studies on the carbon footprint of products, activities and sectors which the Paper Chain - an initiative that unites sectors in Spain whose primary activity involves paper - has collected in the publication "Árbol, PAPEL, Planeta" (Tree, PAPER, Planet), and which Torraspapel echoes in its third downloadable sustainability brochure, "Paper: the alternative to climate change".

Paper contributes to the fight against climate change by sequestering CO2, reducing emissions in the manufacturing process by using clean and renewable energies, cogeneration initiatives, avoiding emissions via recycling and is its use as a substitute for less environmentally friendly products.

Here at Torraspapel, part of the Lecta Group, we believe it is our responsibility to communicate and spread information that contributes to a better understanding of the sustainability of our products.

The downloadable brochure "Paper: the alternative to climate change" is available in Spanish, English and French in the Publications section at www.torraspapel.com.