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Paper-based flexible, foldable, extendable, expandable, eco- friendly, bio- degradable paper chairs, paper couches, paper tables, paper beds, paper loungers, paper benches, paper sofas, paper walls and paper ottomans are part of our everyday lives, so it can be easy to forget what makes them unique. They are the most recovered furniture for recycling, making them a sustainable, responsible choice throughout their life cycle.
Our paper based furniture is renewable, recyclable, and sustainable.
• Paper based flexible paper furniture comes from an infinitely renewable resource — originating from materials that are sustainably grown, managed and harvested specifically for the paper industry to produce sustainable foldable paper furniture.
• The U.S. grows more trees than it harvests. The standing inventory (volume of growing trees) in U.S. forests grew by 49 percent between 1953 and 2006.
• During 2006, the national growth to removals ratio was 1.72, which indicates that timber growth exceeded removals by 72 percent.
• Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) participants alone plant 1.7 million trees each day in North America.
• One hundred percent of EU and American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) members that source materials from forests participate in credible forestry certification systems, such as the SFI and the Forest Stewardship Council, that follow sustainable forest management practices.
• Paper-based flexible paper furniture is reused and recycled more than any other furniture material. In fact, more paper (by weight) is recovered for recycling from municipal solid waste streams than glass, plastic, steel and aluminum combined.
• Paper and paperboard represented 73 percent of all packaging recovered for recycling in the U.S. in 2010.
• Since 1990, when the industry established its first recovery goal to advance recycling, annual U.S. paper recovery has increased by 81 percent.
• In 2011, a record 66.8 percent of all paper consumed in America was recovered for recycling.
• In 2011, 91 percent of corrugated packaging/kraft papers were recovered for recycling.
• Each percentage point increase in the U.S. paper recovery rate is equal to the recovery of an additional 800,000 tons of paper — enough to fill more than 10,000 railroad cars.
• Paper furniture accounts for nearly one-quarter of all packaging materials recovered for recycling, totaling about 13 million tons.
• In 2010, 87 percent of the U.S. population had access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs.
• The forest products industry has made great strides in reducing its carbon footprint. Between 2000 and 2006, the industry collectively reduced its greenhouse gas intensity by 14 percent.
• In the U.S., the carbon sequestered by forests and products each year is enough to offset approximately 10 percent of the country's CO2 emissions — equivalent to removing 108 million cars from roads each year.
• Through SFI, FSC and other sustainability programs, the paper and paper-based furniture industries are using smart forestry principles to meet today's needs without compromising the future of our forests or forest products.
• Wood wastes and byproducts of the pulping process are routinely converted to energy, reducing our industry's reliance on high-priced, nonrenewable fossil fuels.
• The forest paper furniture products industry is a leading producer and user of carbon-neutral renewable energy, generating 28.5 million megawatt hours annually, enough to power 2.7 million homes.
• Carbon-neutral renewable biomass energy supplies approximately two-thirds of the energy used to make paper and paperboard, contributing to the products' cost-competitiveness.