Water Profile of the US Forest Products Industry
The forest products industry has important interactions with water resources. This NCASI infographic illustrates that– while the US industry uses a significant amount of water during the manufacture of pulp, paper, and wood products–it treats and returns nearly 90% of that water to the environment. About two-thirds of the country’s freshwater comes from forested watersheds, and the industry uses best management practices and forest regrowth to minimize effects on water availability and water quality.
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