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RISI India seminar addresses paper vs digital on environment

By Wed, Dec 12, 2012

HYDERABAD, Dec. 12, 2012 (Local News) -To a question "How many of you use a Tablet, e-Readers or any electronic medium?" some dozen hands go up in the seminar hall packed with paper industry representatives.

"That is about 15 per cent here. Last week, in Brussels, the number was over 75 per cent," and that too was among paper manufacturers and related industries, commented Mark Rushton, Editor, Pulp and Paper International, and RISI Web site.

Rushton made the point to illustrate the threat that the electronic medium posed to paper. Global paper consumption was down to 92 million tonnes in the current year from 102 million tonnes in 2008. That is about as much as India's annual consumption, an industry representative pointed out.

The Hindu Business Line - Paper is eco-friendly, electronic gadgets are not, say paper makers

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