I am totally all in on this idea. I love my paper books, but I hate the water and environmental costs that go along with the harvesting of wood for paper. Who wants to help change and industry?
This will delight the conservationally-minded. (Conversation/conservation. Shopfitting, Shoplifting. Read carefully. 😉 )
If you remember a while back I posted
In this piece I argue that the paper industry is keeping large stretches of land forested, instead of it being rip-mined or simply going to the dogs.
There is of course a very valid criticism of that stance.
Pine and Eucalypt (Bluegum) forests are not necessarily the way to conserve a country’s natural, indigenous flora. Nothing much grows under pines; the ground is extremely acidified due to the carpet of needles. Eucalypts have a (for South Africa at least) even bigger problem: They suck up the ground water. Eucalypts were used in Windhoek to dry up a small swampy area so that it could be built up (and you ask, why??? oh why?, Namibia is such a dry place!)
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