The Impact of the Innovation “Paper”

The impact of the innovation “paper”

  Did you know that over 300 million metric tons of paper is produced and consumed around the world each year? That is the equivalent weight of 821 empire state buildings. Paper was invented at around 105 ad. The person credited with inventing paper is a Chinese named Ts’ai Lun he did an experiment with the inner bark of a mulberry tree and other ingredients then he let it to dry, sooner or later he discovered that he had created a quality writing surface that was relatively easy to make and lightweight. The innovation of paper had the most significant influence and demand in the world through education, communication as well as money and finance.

  The fact is, world consumption of paper has grown four hundred percent in the last 40 years. Now nearly 4 billion trees or 35% of the total trees cut around the world are used in paper industries on every continent. Yet, if you consider that each person in the United States uses 749 pounds of paper every year, adding up to a whopping 187 billion pounds per year for the entire population, by far the largest per capita consumption rate of paper for any country in the world
  Paper is a common use in education such as reading books, textbooks, exercise books, wall charts and report cards. Children or teenagers need to have education to succeed in life. With education comes the use of textbooks to get knowledge and work out solutions in companies when they grow up. Exercise books to write in to sink into their memory and use it to teach their kids once becoming and adult. Reading books for telling people important rules such as the law to keep the world civilized.   Report cards also using paper for keeping track of their progress in their school, college etc. Without the help of education, which depends on paper, people will not see the dangers and opportunities that will come upon during their life and can use their knowledge learned to decode these situations. Education...