Chipping, pulping, de-inking… it all sounds bad for the environment with high-energy consumption and waste products. Processing paper has come on leaps and bounds in the past few decades with technological advances, dramatically reducing water consumption. Some stages are now self-sufficient through the use of waste products as a fuel source.
Processing recycled paper is more efficient than new paper starting at the forest, but the Forest Stewardship Council have established certification for environmentally conscious companies in the supply chain. Their stamp of approval means new paper is now sustainable, environmentally friendly and ethically manufactured. Could it be your paper of choice?
In the following infographic, Print-Print.co.uk looks at FSC vs recycled paper and the benefits for your business.
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