Find out how much cellulose is made by all the plants in the biosphere and compare it with how much of paper is manufactured by man and hence, what is the consumption of plant material by man annually. What a loss of vegetation?
Most paper is formed from wood pulp. The main component of wood pulp is cellulose, a polymer made of many glucose molecules linked together. The cellulose molecules and their bonding to each other give paper its properties. About 33 % of all plant matter is cellulose.
The cellulose content of cotton is 90 % and that of wood is 40-50 %. For industrial use, cellulose is mainly obtained from woodjmlp and cotton. It is mainly used to produce-paper hoard and paper; to a smaller extent. It is converted into a wide variety of derivative products such as cellophane and rayon.