Tree Free By 2003?

Entrepreneurs are Hot on the Kenaf Paper Trail

Doing without paper is an untenable solution, even for the most dedicated environmentalist. However, doing without trees as a source of paper pulp may not be. Kenaf, an annual wody plant related to hibiscus, cotton and okra, is rapidly gaining credibility as an alternative paper fiber. an herbaceous crop culticated in Egypt as far back as 4,000 B.C., kenaf remained virtually unknown here until several innovators began experimenting with it in the 1980s.