Anonymous asked in EnvironmentOther - Environment · 1 decade ago

Would banning daily newspapers and weekly magazines help solve some of the problems with deforestation?

Can we legislate against daily newspapers and weekly magazines to ease the problems of deforestation?

18 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    these are the main propaganda tools of the powers that control this world ,i am afraid to mention the names because it can get you suspended.

    but there are only a few families who control all of the media in world

    even to suggest that their news papers should be banned is dangerous.

    better say all the junk mail should be banned .and this must be just as much paper.

    and it would certainly make a difference.

    but it would not save the forests ,the production of Ethanol and expanding agriculture and human settlements are te main reasons for deforestation.;_ylt=AqPRW...;_ylt=AlJoC...

  • 1 decade ago

    I doubt it would help with deforestation, but if we banned daily newspapers and weekly magazines I think it is likely that, in a few years, we would see an overall upswing in IQ levels. We are inundated with the filtered and sensationalized cr@p that these people peddle. And remember they are peddlers. They are in the business of selling stuff; not the pathetic little amounts people pay for subscriptions, but the big bucks that advertisers shell out to get in your face. Most newspapers are 65/35 advertising to news. And to keep the advertisers happy they will publish whatever sensational bullroar it takes to get people to buy. Thus while there may be 6 billion kind and wonderful things that happen in the world today, you will only hear about the 5 or 6 truly awful things . . . and it is through this mirror of ugliness that we become trained to view the world, become cyncial, and lose faith and love for our fellow human being.

    As far as deforestation -- I'd settle for a ban on junk mail. The stats on how much pollution we'd reduce by banning junk mail are staggering. And while newspapers are protected by the constitution -- if we can ban telemarketers, we can ban junk mailers!

  • 1 decade ago

    Banning newspapers and magazines would have no effect at all on deforestation. Paper used is either recycled or comes from tree farms. The causes of deforestation are people clearing forest land to create farms and find fuel, build suburbs and roadways, and open up land for mining and drilling.

    Also magazines and newspapers play a critical role in the news industry, so banning them would do much more harm than good.

  • 1 decade ago

    Nope. The paper used in newspapers and magazines is too a large degree recycled. Additionally, the trees used to make that paper are by and large harvested from tree farms that have no net effect on deforestation. they aren't ideal, but they aren't growing.

    Deforestation is largely due to development and farming. Banning single family housing would have a much greater impact than banning newspapers in the U.S. the rainforests have their own issues but I can guarantee that the NY Times does not contain any rain forest trees.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    At least half of my paper is ads. I would be willing to pay more for that paper if they didn't include the ads, which I usually don't need. Offering consumers the option of including the ads would save considerable resources, but those same consumers would have to make up the difference in lost revenue.

    I get the Los Angeles Times, and they have won 37 Pulitzer Prizes through 2004. The kind of coverage they can provide is not available on the internet. TV "news" is a joke in the U.S., the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the U.S. version of the BBC news excepted. I only get the paper 4 days a week, but I look forward to it and often share what I read with my husband, friends, and coworkers.

    The weekly magazines? We get a few, and we recycle them. Several come in association with memberships, and it would be great if they offered online versions of these instead of the hard copy I receive in the mail. The postal carrier would appreciate that!

  • 1 decade ago

    all the remaining news papers that are not sold in that day are sent back to a recycle factory where the paper is cut in many pieces and then the paper is reformed. the solution is to make smaller news papers by resizing the pictures and the borders so, no paper is wasted. another solution cam be teaching people to bring back the news paper after they read it (it doesen't matter after how much time: can be 2 days or 2 years) and if they get a discount for the new newspaper both parts will have something to win: the newspaper company will save money by recycling the paper (they will not buy more paper every day), the readers will have a discount on the newspaper AND the nature will be saved.

    The last one can be like this: discover a new way to print on something like paper or try reading the digital papers.

    Only this we can save our planet!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Most newspapers are already printed on recycled paper. If you notice they'll say they have 35% or whatever post recycled paper.

    Paper cant' be recycled indefinetely that's the problem. It's not like aluminum, which can be melted and reusued.

    If there were no newspapers how would we get news? In many parts of the world people rely on the newspaper to bring them news.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, it would have no effect. Newsprint, like almost all wood pulp based papers, is made from pulp wood that is grown as a crop. Pulp wood farms look pretty much like any other farm, a field planted in neat rows of a single plant. I would hardly call this a forest so when the crop is harvested, it would not be deforrestation, just harvesting. Typically, once the crop is harvested, a new crop is planted (just like on any other farm). Of course, if the demand for pulp wood declines significantly, the new crop may not be trees. Instead the farmer will switch to something more profitable, maybe corn to make ethanol or rapes to make bio-diesel.

  • 5 years ago

    Seventeen Magazine

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Deforestation would be hugely reduced..

    But you won't know what will be going on in this world anymore.

    The best solution is to try to minimize the number of pages in a newspaper of magazine!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. Newspapers are made from a combination f recycled paper and paper produced by farmed trees, which are replaced as they are harvested.

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