With the invention of paper we were able to easily spread the knowledge on science, literature, philosophy from one generation to another generation at a very low cost.
This versatile material did not just stop at spreading knowledge in the form of newspapers and books, it took several avatars starting from napkins to carton boxes. If you just look around your house, you will see so many different products that is made out of paper.
Do you know which country invented paper? How did we share the knowledge for hundreds of years until we start using paper? Listen to episode-3 from Knock-This-Door podcast which was aired on July 2019 to know more.
- About 70 million tons of paper and paperboard are used by Americans every year.
- Each year, more than 2 billion books, 350 million magazines & 24 billion newspapers are published.
- Industrial sector is the 3rd largest contributor of the greenhouse gas emissions in the US. This sector includes Petroleum Refineries, Chemicals, Paper, Primary Metals, Food, and Nonmetallic Mineral Products.
This is an alarming figure considering the advances technology of today’s world that is specifically designed to help us go paperless.