FSC certified - Sustainable on paper: the eucalyptus plantations of Bahia, Brazil

Sep 14, 2010

NGOs, city administrations and publishers worldwide switch to FSC-certified paper. Ordinary consumers can buy copy and printing paper as well as paper towels and even wallpaper bearing the tree logo. But is the paper's green image justified?

Sustainable on paper: the eucalyptus plantations of Bahia, Brazil

8 september 2010 (MO) - NGOs, city administrations and publishers worldwide switch to FSC-certified paper. Ordinary consumers can buy copy and printing paper as well as paper towels and even wallpaper bearing the tree logo. But is the paper's green image justified? MO* investigated the case in the eucalyptus plantations of the Brazilian state Bahia. Endless rows of tree trunks pass before our eyes behind the car window. In the utmost south of the Brazilian state Bahia, eucalyptus plantations are a common sight. Sometimes we can see the remains of the Mata Atlântica, the majestic Atlantic Rainforest that used to cover the region. Now there is only four percent left. Logging companies and sawmills have made huge profits here. Please, read the complete article from MO magazine here .