Proposals with good intentions but have unexpected negative results are counterintuitive. One is utilizing paper instead plastic. Some people choose plastic because they think producing paper is more detrimental to the environment. This is actually not true because trees constantly remove carbon dioxide from the air and paper is recyclable.
Unexpectedly, there are numerous ways in which paper-making is environmentally friendly. For example, all trees remove CO2 from the environment and retain it. Lumber can hold carbon for years, so cutting trees and planting new ones is actually beneficial. “So long as the tree and products made from the tree haven’t decomposed or been burned (at which point the carbon joins with two oxygen, becoming carbon dioxide again) the carbon stays trapped inside it, serving as a carbon sink.”
Producing paper is much more beneficial than most people often think. By producing more paper, carbon in the atmosphere will reduce and the amount of oxygen will increase.