Bio – chapter 9 calculating ecological footprints

 

Calculating Ecological Footprints- Chapter 9

 

 

 

 

Population (millions)

Total paper consumed

(millions of metric tons)

Per capita paper consumed

(pounds)

Africa

999

6

13

Asia

4,117

159

 

Europe

738

99

 

Latin America

580

27

 

North America

341

77

 

Oceania

36

4

 

World

6,810

 

127

 

 

 

 

 

1. How much paper would North Americans save each year if we consumed paper at the rate of Europeans?

 

2. How much paper would be consumed if everyone in the world used as much paper as the average European? As the average North American?

 

3. Why do you think people in other regions consume less paper, per capita, than North Americans? Name three things you could do to reduce your paper consumption.

 

4. Describe three ways in which consuming FSC-certified paper rather than conventional paper can reduce the environmental impacts of paper consumption

 

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