Reading up stats on the number of trees that need to be cut down to make a few tons of paper gives you the heebie jeebies. Information on alternatives like tree free paper are a welcome relief. Stricyly speaking, this paper is not completely tree free, but paper made from plants or plant by products that do not involve the cutting down of difficult-to-replace trees like pine.
Paper can be made from hemp and the kenaf plant, even non-wood fibers. Have we any manufacturers or importers here in India of these types of paper?
Union of Concerned Scientists (old post)