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Ashitaka
Member # 4924
 - posted 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?
 
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted 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.
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted 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.
 
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted 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.
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted June 18, 2009 17:51
Erm...perhaps it's greener in terms of the local environment, but what's happening with shipping?
 
TheMoMan
Member # 1659
 - posted June 18, 2009 18:14
_____________________ dragonman97 ________________

____ Maybe the cockroaches have left the shipping docks?
 
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted June 18, 2009 19:36
They've got eucalyptus growing in Europe, so it's not as bad as you might be thinking dman.
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted 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.
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted 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.
 
Ashitaka
Member # 4924
 - posted 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.
 
Stibbons
Member # 2515
 - posted 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]
 
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted June 19, 2009 08:39
Still beats a pinecone...
 
MacManKrisK
Member # 955
 - posted June 19, 2009 09:06
corn cob > pinecone

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




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