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Another way we can protect forests is by using other plants instead! For instance, members of the grass family such as bamboo can be used to build homes and make furniture. Bamboo is a plant that grows very quickly and can be turned into many different forms and materials for building or making floors. We can also use plants like kenaf, hemp, sugarcane, banana, and cotton to make tree-free paper. Farmers around the world can grow these crops to make paper. Farmers can also provide agricultural waste or farm leftovers like corn stalks and wheat straw to make tree-free paper. Rather than burning or burying this waste, farmers can sell these plant leftovers to paper companies, so they can make paper without using trees.

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