Latex is harvested by tapping the rubber tree in a manner that does not harm the tree. • Each tree—and there are billions—consumes CO2 ,thus reducing global warming. • When latex is processed, each part of the product is used. • After the tree no longer produces latex, it is harvested and its wood is turned into lumber. • Each year mature trees are tapped, old trees are harvested, new trees are planted, and CO2 is consumed.