Maximise Recycled Fibre Content

  • Maximise recycled fibre content in all grades of paper and paper products, maximise post-consumer fibre content, and develop additional 100% recycled paper products.
  • Minimise waste by maximising reusability and recyclability in appropriate products.
  • Proactively support recycled paper manufacturing, including improved collection systems of recyclable paper.
  • Increase the use of other recovered materials (e.g., sustainably grown and harvested agricultural residues and post-industrial recycled) as fibre sources in paper.
  • Rarely manufacture paper solely from virgin tree fibre.
  • Maximise fibre efficiency through product design and lowering basis weights of paper, whenever possible.
  • Eliminate incentives that favour use of natural resources over reused or recycled resources or that favour disposal or incineration over recycling.

Relevant Reports

News and Resources Related to Reducing Consumption

Canopy’s New Guide for Business Ranks North American Printers on Forest Sourcing and Sustainability Performance

International environmental not-for-profit, Canopy, has released a report that profiles the environmental performance of North America’s largest printers at Sustainable Brands, a conference where major print customers are gathered. “The Blueline Report 2015: North...