Kagitham is material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, used for writing, drawing, or printing on, or as wrapping material.
Fiber is the key ingredient for Kagitham. Pulp and kagitham making is essentially a process of separating fiber from a source material and then reforming those fibres into kagitham. Fiber can be sourced from a variety of plants or recycled from products such as cloth or reclaimed Kagitham. Most commonly fiber is sourced from wood that is harvested from tree plantations or natural forests and recycled Kagitham and board. This section will only deal with fiber sourced from wood and recycled kagitham.
Wood for kagitham making can be sourced from either tree plantations or from natural forests. Both may be either well managed or not well managed. The worst case is wood that has been harvested illegally and unsustainable. Examples of illegally harvested wood or forests that are not well managed tend to gain considerable public attention.
Carbon emissions from forestry activities including deforestation are a major contributor to global warming.
Using Kagitham with recycled fiber is seen by many as a way to lower their environmental footprint. The Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability provides the following advice to government departments and other people interested in sustainable consumption:
* Using recycled paper is one-way companies can reduce their environmental impacts.
* Buying recycled paper is a small investment that more and more companies and organizations are choosing to make.
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