Paper is one of the most versatile and important materials used in homes, schools, offices, and businesses throughout the world. Each day we enjoy the benefits of paper products. The newspaper we read in the morning, the box that holds our cereal, the paper we use for homework and business purposes and the documents that mark the significant achievements of our lives all contribute to our daily quality of life.
Paper dates back over 2,000 years. Hand-made production methods were used until the 19th century. The industrialization of the paper making process helped to bring education and books to a broad spectrum of people, and continued advances have resulted in better and more efficient products that meet our daily needs, while leaving a smaller footprint on our environment.
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