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Paper recycling of South Korea and its effects on green gas emission reduction and forest conservation

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  • Paper recycling of South Korea and its effects on green gas emission reduction and forest conservation
  • Cha, Junhee; Youn, Yeo-Chang
  • Seoul National University


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Title Paper recycling of South Korea and its effects on green gas emission reduction and forest conservation
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Author(English)

Cha, Junhee; Youn, Yeo-Chang

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Washington, D.C.:Seoul National University

Date 2008
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Journal of Korean Forest Society:vol. 97(no. 5)
Pages 10
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
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Abstract

The study evaluates the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction potential of paper recycling by paper industry in South Korea and determines the positive impact on global warming by conserving the world’s forests through decreasing pulp wood use. South Korea is one of the leading countries in the world that recycle papers with a collection rate of 71.8 percent and a recycling rate of 74.4 percent in 2005. Greenhouse gas emission reduction potential in terms of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent from paper recycling was assessed scientifically by the use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Three types of papers including newsprint, container-board, and white-board were used for assessment in this study. Results of this study indicate that CO2 emission reduction potential of recycling paper varies according to its types and recycling rates. Greenhouse gas emission reduction factor of 0.74869 tCO2 per ton of recycled paper was derived from this study. (The rest omitted)