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Frequently asked questions


What are the activities of DG Enterprise and Industry in relation to the forest-based industries?

DG Enterprise and Industry aims to promote competitiveness and innovation in the forest-based industries.

How much CO2 is stored in wood and paper products?

Much of the wood that is harvested from Forest Land, Cropland and other types of land use remains in products for differing lengths of time. IPCC Guidelines set a methodology to calculate CO2 in harvested wood products considering the different time spam for each wood and paper product and the carbon content. According to IPCC, one cubic meter of roundwood from temperate species stores 0.225 tonnes of C.

How much recovered paper is used in the production of paper?

About half of the EU paper production is based on recovered paper, which means a growth of 25% since 1998.

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