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Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on June 17, 2009, 12:59:
 
So the reams of paper we use in our office all say on the package that they contain a minimum of 65% eucalyptus. Why is that?
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 17, 2009, 13:18:
 
Eucalyptus grows quick. Sustainable forestry and all that. Doesn't even have to be grown in Australia, though once you start down that path you've got the whole invasive species issue to deal with.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on June 17, 2009, 15:14:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Eucalyptus grows quick. Sustainable forestry and all that. Doesn't even have to be grown in Australia

In fact, they grow far better in foreign soil than here in oz.
Eucalyptus oil is a natural insecticide. Aussie insects have co-evolved with the trees, so they have partial resistance, and can munch on the leaves if they're careful. Most foreign insects can't.

I've never seen such beautiful, healthy-looking gum trees as those I saw growing at 4000 metres in Bolivia.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 17, 2009, 20:48:
 
I saw them too, but having no basis for comparison, I couldn't say if they were healthier than their Aussie counterparts or not. They were nice and shady though.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on June 18, 2009, 17:51:
 
Erm...perhaps it's greener in terms of the local environment, but what's happening with shipping?
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on June 18, 2009, 18:14:
 
_____________________ dragonman97 ________________

____ Maybe the cockroaches have left the shipping docks?
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 18, 2009, 19:36:
 
They've got eucalyptus growing in Europe, so it's not as bad as you might be thinking dman.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on June 18, 2009, 20:30:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Eucalyptus grows quick...
...once you start down that path you've got the whole invasive species issue to deal with.

btw - in oz, the most common plantation tree is pine, blame the aforementioned 'invasive species' effect.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on June 18, 2009, 21:10:
 
Cheers, Xanthine. [Smile]

I'll freely admit that I did zero research, and was strictly going off the comments and humorous poll.

If that's the case, groovy stuff. Next up, Charmin and Kleenex (TM) need to clean up their act...big time.
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on June 19, 2009, 00:24:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:

If that's the case, groovy stuff. Next up, Charmin and Kleenex (TM) need to clean up their act...big time.

but there is nothing like making you feel like a king on a throne than wipng with paper from a virgin old growth forest.
 
Posted by Stibbons (Member # 2515) on June 19, 2009, 03:23:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:

If that's the case, groovy stuff. Next up, Charmin and Kleenex (TM) need to clean up their act...big time.

but there is nothing like making you feel like a king on a throne than wipng with paper from a virgin old growth forest.
That, and recycled loo roll generally feels only slightly nicer than sandpaper [cry baby]
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 19, 2009, 08:39:
 
Still beats a pinecone...
 
Posted by MacManKrisK (Member # 955) on June 19, 2009, 09:06:
 
corn cob > pinecone

(and fyi: leaves stick...)
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on June 19, 2009, 09:24:
 
ooooo a poll! Bravo!
 


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