P448 Teletext 448 Oct28 21:53:03       ————————————————————————————  WASTING THE WOODS!   Paper and wood are vital materials for modern life. We rely on them for books, papers, doors and a host of other items for the home, business and industry. But, warns Neil Verlander from Friends of the Earth: "Huge demand for these products is putting enormous pressure on forests worldwide. "Plants and animals become extinct every day - while the way of life for forest people is under extreme threat!" ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Go Green! environment magazine 460 NICK SORTS YOUR P2OBLEMS p446 Write It! Digitiser Sort It! Green
P448 Teletext 448 Oct28 21:40:00       ————————————————————————————  WASTING THE WOODS!   The world's forests are being severely exploited, says Neil Verlander from Friends of the Earth, " and the demand for wood products is set to increase! "It could grow by almost 60% from 1990- levels by the year 2010 - which will accelerate the destruction. "The UK is among the world's largest wood and paper conselfrs. While 15% of our supply is home-grown, the rest comes mainly from Scandinavia." ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Tune Into Planet Sounds 620 JOBS/COURSES/CAREERS ADVICE p640 Write It! Digitiser Sort It! Green
P448 Teletext 448 Oct28 21:55:16       ————————————————————————————  WASTING THE WOODS!   Much of Scandinavia is covered by trees - 57% of Sweden and 78% of Finland. "However, the forests in Scandinavia have been heavily exploited for the timber industry," says Neil Verlander from Friends of the Earth. "Much of the natural snowforest has been clear-cut and replaced with artificial planted factory forests. Just 5% of the old-growth forest remains in both countries!" ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— What's On? 630 SORT IT OUT WITH CLUB 440! p445 Write It! Digitiser Sort It! Green
P448 Teletext 448 Oct28 21:56:13       ————————————————————————————  WASTING THE WOODS!   bFactory forests have a lower variety of trees than the old-growth ones," says tree expert, Neil Verlander. "The trees are all of a similar age, intensively managed, and harvested before they reach old age. Therefore, they are a poor habitat for wildlife. "Many species and plants which occur in the natural forest, struggle to survive or disappear. All because we continue to demand wood and paper!" ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Go Green! envirolldnt magazine 460 FOR THE LATEST POP NEWS p621 Write It! Digitiser Sort It! Green
P448 Teletext 448 Oct28 21:40:00       ————————————————————————————  WASTING THE WOODS!   Factory forests in Scandinavia threaten the existence of flying squirrels, white-backed woodpeckers, bears, the lynx, and hundreds of other species. "If forests, their biodiversity and the range of other services they provide are to survive, global consumption of wood needs to be reduced," says Neil Verlander from Friends of the Earth. "We calculate that the UK needs to reduce its consumption by 65%." ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— National Tour Dates 626 HAVE YOU TRIED DIGITISING? p470 Write It! Digitiser Sort It! Green
P448 Teletext 448 Oct28 21:40:06       ————————————————————————————  WASTING THE WOODS!   Help the forests by using less wood and paper. Reduce, re-use and recycle, says conservation expert, Neil Verlander. "Avoid using throw-away paper products like cups and plates when you can find re-usable alternatives. Use both sides of each sheet of paper. "Collect used wood and paper and recycle it. If your council doesn't have a recycling scheme, urge them to set one up. Your help counts!" ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Bamboozle 458 GOT A PEN? GET A PEN PAL! p447 Write It! Digitiser Sort It! Green