This Paper Is Designed to Feed Bees

  The world’s bees are in danger. Pesticides, disease, and habitat and food source loss have caused bee populations to dwindle for years. To bring back these vital pollinators, one company is proposing an unusual solution: paper. The biodegradable Bee Saving Paper is made with glucose and contains seeds from the bee-feeding flower lacy phacelia […]

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The Reason ‘Going Paperless’ May Not Be the Greenest Option

When people find out that I advise companies on responsible sourcing of forest products, most immediately light up with excitement to share how their workplace is “green.” Usually without fail, what makes these workplaces “green” are initiatives to go paperless. And we’ve all received emails that include a line at the bottom encouraging you to […]

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Sustainable Forestry

To address the many misconceptions that print and paper are bad for the environment and lead to deforestation, Two Sides have a series of fact sheets available to download for free. Titled Paper Production and Sustainable Forests, the latest fact sheet explores the issue of sustainable forest management and gathers the most up-to-date information and […]

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Paper is one of the most recycled products in the world

The paper industry is a leading recycler, and with local collecting systems improving, it is anticipated that it will increase its recycling rates further. It is estimated that, with improved recovery, reduction in landfill can be achieved. In fact, paper is recycled more than any other household item. –ABS Waste Management and Transport Use, 2009 […]

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Paper made from sustainable forests is needed to start the paper cycle

The Paper Cycle cannot begin without new fibre from trees. Recycled fibres degrade after several uses and the paper industry needs fresh fibre from responsibly managed forests to keep the renewable cycle going. Here are the facts to be considered: In choosing your paper you must consider its full life cycle and not just the […]

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Did you know paper has one of the lowest carbon footprints?

It’s myth that paper production is energy intensive and has a high carbon footprint, in fact, paper has one of the lowest carbon footprints…   According to the Australasian Industry Paper Industry Association Ltd, Pulp Paper & Print is one of the smallest emitters of the major industry sectors on the planet, responsible for just 1.1% […]

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