Pulping the South: Industrial Tree Plantations and the World Paper Economy
In its search for cheap wood to supply raw material, today's pulp and paper industry is throwing its net every wider across the world. One of the more disturbing results is the spread of fast-growing pulpwood plantations in the forests, pastures and farmlands of the South.
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Introducing Pulp and Paper
Emergence of a Global System
Impacts on People and their Environment
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