Paper

According to the American Forest and Paper Association, the average American uses more than 748 pounds of paper per year, and waste paper is America’s single largest export by weight. Paper manufacturing alone is the third largest use of fossil fuels worldwide and the single largest industrial use of water per pound of finished product. Printing inks and toner are the second largest uses of carbon black, which is primarily manufactured by the incomplete combustion of oil.1 Guide to Earth-Friendly Papers The recycled and tree-free papers listed here generate fewer toxins and impact the environment far less than typical virgin wood, chlorine-bleached papers. This easy-to-use guide is a practical tool that makes it simple to change old paper-buying habits. Mohawk Sustainability is no longer an afterthought, which is why Mohawk uses renewable and non-polluting wind-generated electricity in their manufacturing. Domtar Offering an extensive selection of "earthchoice" papers, Domtar's products are endorsed by the rainforest alliance and certified to the Forest Stewardship Council's high standards. Calculate the environmental impact of different types of papers.

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