Papers that help grow the forest
We all want to do our bit for the environment – reducing our carbon footprint, conserving resources, re-using and recycling more. Smart use of paper actually helps in this regard.
Paper is surprisingly sustainable. Indeed, using paper helps combat CO2 emissions.
- Every year, more trees are planted than harvested. That´s one of the reasons why there is over 30% more forest in the EU than there was 50 years ago.
- Younger trees are much better at absorbing carbon – they lock it into their roots and branches until they are saturated, at which point they become carbon stores, not carbon absorbers.
- All paper-based forest products trap Carbon and store it until it is recycled.
So next time you see “think twice before you print this email”, don’t think twice, think three times! First, think: “I can be proud to print because when paper is used a whole lot more trees are planted.” Second, think: “The paper I´m using comes from sustainably managed forests that are helping fight climate change.” And third, think: “How will I recycle it once I´m done to make sure it stays a virtuous circle.”
All HP Everyday Papers are certified to the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) or to the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) standards. FSC® and PEFC™ certifications assure that the forests from which HP Everyday Papers are made are responsibly managed, ensuring the growth of healthy forests for future generations. The whole range is also EU Ecolabel certified. The EU Ecolabel, established by the European Commission, helps the end user to identify products that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from raw material to production, use and disposal. It promotes excellence that can be trusted.
The PEFC™ Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-government organization which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. PEFC™ provides an assurance mechanism to consumers of paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
FSC®, (Forest Stewardship Council) is an non-profit, non-government organization which supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world´s forests
EU Eco-label “Flower” is an unique certification scheme aimed at helping European consumers distinguish greener, more environmentally-friendly products and services. The label signals that the product meets rigorous environmental criteria and proper fitness for use.