If you take a look around you right now, the odds are you see many paper products. Notebooks, mail, paper towels, coloring books, the list goes on and on. Even though we hear about our supposedly paperless world, we still have a lot of paper around us.
It is likely that as children we all learned that paper comes from trees. And depending on your age and where you grew up, you also may have heard a lot about protecting trees by not wasting paper.
But how does that process work? How does a giant, sturdy tree turn into something like a newspaper? The Chinese invented the paper-making process over 2000 years ago, and although the method is much more automated and updated now, the necessary steps remain the same. Let’s find out how it works.
Although most paper originates from trees, some types of paper come from other plants such as cotton, hemp, straw, and recycled paper. If you’re interested in a fun project, you can even try making paper on your own. You may develop a great new skill!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.