Echo Paper sells 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, in a variety of formats.
The paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Their paper is also 100% process chlorine free and acid-free archival paper that will not yellow over time.
So why use recycled paper? Using 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper results in:
- 45% less energy use
- 38% less greenhouse gasses produced
- 45% less wastewater generated
- 50% less solid waste created
- 100% less wood use
In fact, using 20 cases of Envirographic 100 paper that is made with 100% post-consumer waste rather than non-recycled paper saves the following resources:
- 2 tons of wood used (approximately 13 trees)
- 4,700 gallons of water (273 eight-minute showers)
- 9 million btu of energy (enough energy to power an average American household for 37 days)
- 548 pounds of solid waste (18.5 thirty-two gallon garbage cans)
- 1,039 pounds of greenhouse gases (equivalent of carbon sequestered by about 13 tree seedlings grown for ten years)
Also Echo Paper plants a tree for every case sold, in partnership with Trees for the Future.
Now if I could just find out why paper in the US is three hole punched and in the UK two or four holes and a slightly different size….