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Will paper demand become a China crisis?

Forests worldwide have been shielded from destruction by Chinas booming paper industry but if it gets any bigger it may have the opposite effect. According to sustainable forestry group, Forest Trends, if demand for waste paper starts to outstrip supply the Chinese market will look at sourcing high quality pulp and pulpwood. Chinas waste paper imports grew by more than 500% between 1996 and 2006 from 3.1m tonnes to 19.6m tonnes. China sources some pulp and pulpwood from countries ...