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.

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Calculating your Paper Waste Reduction Impacts

Calculating your Paper Waste Reduction Impacts

The most impactful way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with society’s paper consumption is to reduce or eliminate wasteful and unnecessary instances of paper use. Many companies and organizations are working to reduce their paper waste in order to...