EPN Tools & Resources
The Paper Calculator: The premiere, free life-cycle impact tool for estimating the environmental impacts of increasing recycled content in your paper and savings from paper use efficiency.
The Paper Steps: The Paper Steps designate leadership environmental paper products based on a combination of the various options for responsible attributes and are presented in a one page visual guide.
EcoPaper Database: A joint project with Canopy that provides a list of the leading ecopapers available in North America.
Paper Saving Leaders, Benefits and Opportunities (Updated 2019): A fact sheet highlighting the successes of innovative leaders at businesses and non-profit, education, and government entities who have made paper efficiency changes, and how to identify opportunities to reduce wasteful use at work and at home.
Recycled Paper Fact Sheet: Paper to Protect the Planet: Understanding how recycled content in printing & writing paper – and all grades – reduces energy, water, chemical use, pollution and solid waste, while protecting forests.
The Big Picture: How the leading environmentally friendly paper purchasing tools complement each other
Est-For Biorefinery: New name, dirty old story (May 2018)
Risk Alert: A land grab for pulp in Mozambique? (January 2018)
Forests and Climate: Why countries in the global North need an aggressive forest protection policy in their own backyard (November 2017)
Detoxing the future of pulp production (January, 2017)
Green Paper, Red Lines (December, 2016)
Peatlands and the Pulp and Paper Industry in Indonesia (November, 2016)
Fibre Testing to identify paper linked with deforestation (October 2016)
Reports from the EPN
North American Reducing Consumption Initiative: Year One Report: Four Projects Offering Solutions to the Wasteful Overconsumption of Paper
In the Red: An Assessment of Bank Policies for Financing Pulp and Paper
Mapping Pulp Mill Expansion: Risks and Recommendations
Paperwork: A white paper on why recycled content is crucial for printing and writing paper
Paper Steps On Campus: 9 Steps to Protecting the Climate and Reducing Waste Through Campus Paper Policies
Recovered Office Paper: A comprehensive guide for office managers and others to improve and increase office paper recovery
Carbon Neutral Paper?: Fact or Fiction?
Discussion Documents from the Environmental Paper Network
A Land Grab for Pulp: New Mill Project by Portucel Mozambique (November, 2017) (Available in Portuguese)
Genetically Modified Trees (October, 2017)
Too Much Hot Air: Paper’s Climate Change Impacts in Indonesia (May, 2017)
Expansion of the Brazilian Pulp Industry (March, 2017)
Detoxing Future Pulp and Paper Production: Why its time to revisit the pulp bleaching debate (January, 2017)
Paper Vapour: The climate impacts of paper consumption (July, 2013)