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Aug 17, 2010

Uruguay Tries to Solve Its Forestry Puzzle

MONTEVIDEO, Aug 17, 2010 (Tierramérica) - "A Uruguayan consumes 40 kilos of paper per year, compared to 400 kilos consumed by someone in Finland. We produce wood pulp to feed foreign consumption," says sociologist María Selva Ortiz, representative of the environmental group Redes-Friends of the Earth Uruguay.

"But the ecological baggage of that consumption is the damage to our water, our soil, our farmers," she told Tierramérica.

Issue date: 
January 6, 1010

URUGUAY: Forestry Industry Boom Brings Jobs and Challenges

PAYSANDÚ, Uruguay, Jan 6 (IPS) - "After work, when I'm on my own, I'm bored to death. If you want amenities, you have to bring them yourself," says young forestry worker Alejandro de Leiva, who works on a tree plantation in the western Uruguayan province of Paysandú, where he lives and works for 10 to 12 days in a row, with just two days off.


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