TEMPO.CO, Malang - The Association of Nature Lovers Students (Impala) of Brawijaya University in Malang campaigned for the use of recycled paper. The campaign is their way to protest the increasing amount of illegal logging. Every year, the world's forest area has continued to shrink due to illegal logging activities.
"In 2009 alone, an area of 1,732 hectares of the world's forests was cut down for paper," Impala spokesperson Dwi Nurul Hidayati said yesterday.
To produce 278 million tons of paper, every year the paper industry requires 670 tons of wood. In the campaign, the students collected waste paper to be recycled and made into notebooks.