- There are 20,000 identifiable uses of paper in the world today: tea bag tags, playing cards, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup wrappers, cigarette wrappers....
- Sales of "fluff pulp" are robust--that's the stuff used in the making of disposable diapers, wipes, etc.
- Hard-copy printouts from 2012 were enough to "cover the surface area of New York City 237 times"
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Loved this op-ed by bibliophile Nicholas A. Basbane, author on On Paper: The Everything of its Two-Thousand-Year History, in which he points out that: