When choosing paper products for your office, purchase paper with recycled content and be sure to place it in the proper recycling bins when you've finished with it. The paper order form is now available online. See the first three types listed on the link above to order recycled paper.
Why use paper with recycled content?
- Saves trees, energy, water, and landfill space compared to virgin paper
- Protects forests, watersheds, ecosystems
- Produces less pollution than virgin paper production
- Offers environmental savings many times over, since fibers can be recycled repeatedly
- Needs less bleaching than virgin papers; reduces use of toxic chemicals
- Concentrates inks, chemicals and other potential hazards for responsible management, instead of releasing them as do landfilling
- Incorporates full-cycle production costs, unlike virgin paper which includes no responsibility for its eventual disposal costs
Why should you recycle paper?
- 1 ton of uncoated virgin (non-recycled) printing and office paper uses 24 trees
- 1 ton of 100% virgin (non-recycled) newsprint uses 12 trees
- 1 ton of coated, higher-end virgin magazine paper (used for magazines like National Geographic and many others) uses a little more than 15 trees (15.36)
- 1 ton of coated, lower-end virgin magazine paper (used for newsmagazines and most catalogues) uses nearly 8 trees (7.68)