Apple Protects 36,000 Acres of Forest to Produce Sustainably Harvested Paper

posted: 04/16/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
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Apple and The Conservation Fund are protecting more than 36,000 acres of working forests across America.

Apple is working with a conservation group to protect 36,000 acres of forest in the eastern United States that will provide the tech giant with sustainably harvested timber to produce the paper for its product packaging.

The tech giant is the latest participant in The Conservation Fund's Working Forest Fund, a program which aims to protect America's forests by preventing the fragmentation of forestland and addressing the local ecological impacts of climate change. The Fund will introduce sustainable harvesting practices that will protect natural resources for the long term.

"Apple is clearly leading by example - one that we hope others will follow," said Larry Selzer, president and CEO of The Conservation Fund. "By all accounts, the loss of America's working forests is one of our nation's greatest environmental challenges. The initiative announced today is precedent-setting."

The 36,000 acres is split between two forests: the Reed Forest in Aroostook County, Maine and the Brunswick Forest in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

Click here to read the full news release from The Conservation Fund

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