Paper is one of the most recycled products in the world and continues to absorb carbon over the course of its life time.
It has been calculated that one tonne of recycled paper saves 7000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill, 2 barrels of crude oil and 4100 kw of energy. So why aren’t more businesses using recycled paper?
There is a common perception that paper is bad for the environment, but the truth is that paper is one of the few truly sustainable products. Paper production is not a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions. Most of the energy used in paper manufacturing is renewable and the carbon intensity is relatively low. Paper is one of the most recycled products in the world and continues to absorb carbon over the course of its life time. The virgin fibres that are added to the paper stream nowadays almost entirely come from sustainable forestry sources.
What started, as a grassroots initiative in South Africa, is today an industry leader in sustainable fiberboard, partne...