Reduce Global Paper Consumption

and Promote Fair Access to Paper

  • Encourage high utility, low volume paper use and find ways for people currently below the paper poverty line to share the benefits paper can bring.
  • Develop and promote creative and innovative systems, designs and technologies that reduce the consumption of fibre and maximise efficiency.
  • Proactively work with consumers to educate them to eliminate unnecessary paper consumption.
  • Explore alternatives to paper, but understand and avoid negative impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions, from plastic, digital, and other alternatives.

Relevant Reports

News and Resources Related to Reducing Consumption

Brett Chamberlin on the impact of stopping our junk mail

Unwanted junk mail is more than a nuisance; it's the cause of a great deal of waste. Hear from Brett Chamberlin of The Story of Stuff Project about the many reasons we should opt out of junk mail. Brett runs the Catalog Choice program which helps individuals and large...

Root Solutions on behavioral science and promoting sustainable choices.

When we ask people to make sustainable choices, too often we're still asking in the wrong way. We're ignoring what motivates people to change their behaviors. Hear from Nya Van Leuvan and Lauren Highleyman of Root Solutions on why it's critical to bring behavioral...