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How do you go about selecting an environmentally friendly paper?

HOW TO CHOOSE PAPERS

Choosing the right paper for the job is critical. Recycled paper is often unjustly blamed for problems with cost and runnability when the real problem is that the wrong grade of paper was used.

This section discusses how to:

  • match papers to your project's needs,
  • reduce paper use,
  • design custom papers, and
  • choose between types of environmental papers.

It also includes discussions about cost realities and differentials, as well as information for specialized purposes such as printing, designing, and book and magazine publishing.

TYPES OF ENVIRONMENTAL PAPERS

Should you use papers with recycled content, tree free (non-wood) fibers, or chlorine free processing? How can you avoid wood-based papers made from old growth timber fibers? Of all the choices, which one is best?

This section presents information and discusses issues related to each type of environmental paper.

CONSERVATREE'S GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND PAPERS

Now that you know what grade to use and what type of environmental paper you want, go to our extensive listings of environmentally sound printing and writing papers. Find out the range of choices in each grade. Then choose the one that fits your project, combined with the environmental attributes that are most meaningful to you.


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