Reading is good for your soul, but is it as good for your environment. Do you know how many trees are being cut down just to make a book?
Today, we will check it out!
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How Many Trees Does It Take To Make A Book?
It takes, on average, there is 626,000 tons of paper that the United States take to produce books for one year.
Also, one tree can even create 8,333 sheets of paper. One textbook generally contains around seven hundred pages.
Also, last year it took thirty-million threes to make textbooks. The USA takes thirty-two million trees to make two billion books. But one tree can produce enough paper for only 62.5 books.
It can take about eight trees to make between one-two thousand lbs. of paper. One pack of paper five hundred sheets of paper can weigh about five lbs from about ten-two thousand sheets per tree. “The One Oak Tree Project.” following the life story of one oak tree, a twenty-three-meter tall oak has about five cubic meters of timber and about 7.86 tonnes of dry mass.
Well, this tree isn’t your average tree; of course, a tree that would be used for paper production has a quarter of this, meaning that a book uses a maximum of 1/1965th of a tree and would produce two thousand or more books and most of the pulp or about eighty percent according to the paper recycling used to make paper for the books.
What Trees Are Cut Down The Most For Paper?
Usually, the trees that become cut down for paper are harvest in a forest called “Managed Timberlands.” from an environment space called the ecosystem in a community of plants and animals.
Trees that grow for ten-twenty years then harvest for paper. In the Southern part of America, pine trees are ready after fifth-teen years. Their size being around eight diameters near its base, can be between twenty-four – thirty-two feet tall.
Well, eighty-five percent of coniferous trees are paper products. The pages are from softwood, and softwood is composed of longer fibers than hardwood, critical for making paper.
So, here are a few of the softwood trees they cut down to make paper pine, fir, larch, spruce, and even hemlock. The hardwood that they cut down for making books are eucalyptus, birch, and even aspen trees.
How Many Books Does One Forest Contain?
Seven million of the hectares were lost in the forest back in 2016, said the “Food and Agriculture Organization.”
Also, six million agricultural lands expand. Industrial Agriculture production of commodities is a significant threat to the Rain Forest. About eighty thousand to one hundred in six thousand trees worldwide are how much it takes each day.
But, for all the printed books, there thirty-two million trees that produce books two billion books. But sixty-two of those trees can create about 62.5 textbooks. With forty-five ft of the usable trunk and a diameter of eight inches, the standard pine tree will produce around about ten thousand sheets.
How Many Trees Does The Library Contain?
It would take about five trees to make ten thousand books and two billion trees. America’s books that were published and sold last year were between thirty million trees.
Two thousand pounds of paper can come from eight trees, and 16.6 copies of one book of one-two thousand words can come from one book. You might be surprised to know that you only use about three percent of a tree for a two hundred a fifty-page book.
How To Save Forests And Still Read Books?
There were two hundred million free ebooks downloaded from two of the ebook sources that only there are a variety of accessible ebook sources, including google books.
The internet archive, Feedbooks, Many books Scribed and a lot more are good because every year the world produces more than three hundred million tons of paper books.
The secondary issue of the New York times consumes seventy-five thousand trees one year worth of Sunday issue of the new your times you would have to cut down 3,900,000 trees. American industry cuts down ninety-five million trees.
So, how do you play your part in saving the rainforest? You will want to read more ebooks. Also, you do not want to feel guilty every time you open up a paper book to read it because every tree has another one that grows in its place.
As for printing and binding books using a digital printing machine as the books are ordered one at a time, the POD is the same quality as the offset press. “POD” company like Lulu or lighting source “POD” is a method for printing and binding.
Still, the “POD” has a couple of advantages; for example, the “POD” reduces the risk of unsold books also saving energy. The “POD” books are not shipped to the customer. They are sent from the factory as “POD” technology advances drop on the “POD” books. Authors and the publishers have the option of print on demand “POD.”