Construction paper crafts are “more efficient” and “better for the environment” than cars, a study says.
The National Transportation Safety Board released the findings of its first-ever study of the impact of paper craft manufacturing on air quality in Washington state, concluding that the use of paper is “significantly better for the air quality of cities.”
“While the study has found some air quality impacts, the study found that the benefits of paper were more substantial and lasting than the impacts,” according to the study, published on Tuesday.
“The benefits of using paper to build things are significant,” said NTSB Chairperson Deborah Hersman.
“The paper itself is good for you.”
The study found more than 2,400 air pollution complaints were issued in Washington between January 1, 2011, and July 31, 2016.
The air quality problems, which included nitrogen oxides, ozone, and particulate matter, were linked to the paper and paperboard industries, which use a process called laser cutting.
The study examined the impact paper manufacturing had on air pollution from the paper industries, and found the majority of complaints were related to the laser cutting process, according to NTSb.
The report also found that many of the problems related to air quality were not caused by the use.
The agency found that some of the most frequent complaints related to health impacts associated with the laser manufacturing process, such as eye irritation and eye irritation from dust and the production of dust.
“It’s important to recognize that there are other processes that can produce pollutants, but not paper,” said Hersman in a statement.
“While laser cutting may be a significant contributor to the air pollution problems, it’s not the only one.”
The NTS Bylaws also require that companies use a method of carbon nanotubes and other materials to cut out waste.
The process is not required by state laws, and there are some restrictions, according the study.
The use of laser cutting, which can use carbon nanorods to create intricate designs, has become a booming industry in recent years, with businesses in Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles making the technology their own.
“In terms of the effects of paper, I think the paper is the best thing that we’ve seen in decades,” said Jeff Schramm, president of the Portland Business Alliance, which has worked to get the city to adopt the use for buildings.
Schramm said that he supports the study and is encouraged by the NTS report.
“If you want to see paper be the most environmentally friendly thing that you can do, then this is an example of that,” he said.
The paper industry is currently struggling with low paper production and the potential for pollution issues as the technology continues to develop.
In 2015, a U.S. Senate subcommittee heard testimony from some of those affected by air quality concerns.
“We’ve seen that [paper] is a very important part of our infrastructure, and we’re going to continue to make sure that it’s here, and it’s done safely,” said Mark Ritchie, a professor of urban planning at Portland State University.
“And it’s something we are committed to, we are very diligent about.
We want it here.”
The state’s air quality board has also released a report that said the city is “likely in the process of reducing emissions from all paper and cardboard manufacturing processes.”