Wood, Suède - 2003

Stacks of wood at a wood pulp factory near Merrum, Blekinge province, Sweden (56°11’N, 14°45’E).


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The nine countries around the Baltic Sea have made efforts to reduce its pollution over the last 30 years. However, the state of this almost landlocked sea, tenuously linked to the North Sea by the Skagerrak and Kattegat straits, is still causing concern. A variety of chemicals—from wastewater, atmospheric pollution, and agricultural and industrial effluent—are building up in it. Now subject to regulation, the waste from many wood pulp factories, such as this one in Blekinge, southern Sweden, have been contaminating the region for a long time. The amount of paper used in the world has tripled since 1960, reaching a rate of 317 million metric tons a year. North America, Western Europe, and Japan—that is, 20 percent of the world’s population—use 70 percent of this. If the whole of China, which uses 94 pounds (35 kilograms) of paper per person per year, rose to the same level as the United States (905 pounds, or 338 kilograms), present world output would not meet its needs. And if the average recycling rate of paper (43 percent) rose to that achieved by Germany (72 percent), a third of the wood now needed to meet world demand could be saved.


Taken in 2003, It is a silver photography. His original slide is stored by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris.


Original work by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.

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Digital print made by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio. Canon IPF 9400 Ink-jet printer, pigmentary ink, printing on acid free 100% cotton fibre paper (Museo Silver Rag)

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