March 20, 2012 – Monday
The main reason why I started to switch to small/portable journals was when I saw these wood-free types at lower costs being sold at National Bookstore.
Wood-free paper is paper created exclusively from chemical pulp rather than mechanical pulp. Chemical pulp is normally made from pulpwood, but is not considered wood as most of the lignin is removed and separated from the cellulose fibers during processing, whereas mechanical pulp retains most of its wood components and can therefore still be described as wood. Wood-free paper is not as susceptible to yellowing as paper containing mechanical pulp.
I went on to read this
…and partly after reading that Encyclopedia Britannica halts print publication after 244 years
…which then led me to reread again the environmental impact of paper in the world.
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