Applications for Paper and Pulp Purchasers
The Paper Calculator is the most trusted, independent tool available to paper purchasers to measure and report the environmental benefits and savings of choosing environmentally superior paper, and to create impressive reports and charts to communicate those savings to others in your organization or to the public. The tool is built on the original life-cycle research of the Paper Task Force, which included EDF, the US EPA, McDonald’s and others, and receives ongoing guidance and life cycle data from environmental consulting firm, Franklin Associates, a division of ERG.
The Paper Steps is a one page guide and a method to identify environmental leadership in paper products developed by a broad coalition of conservation organizations. Leadership papers on the Paper Steps scale are designated in Canopy’s, Eco Paper Database.
Pulpwatch.org is a map-driven interface that is an important tool to assist purchasers in accessing current information from stakeholders on the social and environmental risk associated with their supply chain sourcing of pulp and paper from around the world.