It makes a difference when you buy chlorine free, recycled paper. Every 40 cases of paper:
The impact on greenhouse gases which are affecting global climate is also impressive. The One-Tonne Challenge asked you to reduce your annual greenhouse gas emissions by one tonne to help address the threat of climate change.
The verdict is in from world scientists on climate change and the threat is serious, perhaps the most serious threat that the earth faces today.
Disrupted climate patterns producing a whole range of impacts such as:
Increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as tsunamis, typhoons, hurricanes and ice storms; Species extinction due to weather changes wiping out habitat, food sources, or migration paths; Increased range of tropical diseases from insects; Increased forest fires and droughts with their attendant after-effects; Eroded fresh water quantity and quality impacting health and food supplies; Severe economic fallout from all of these and other climate change impacts
Canada needs to act now with the rest of the world to reduce the threat of global climate change and here's one easy way.
100% Recycled paper produced 37% less Greenhouse gas emissions than virgin fibre paper. That's over 2000 pounds of Greenhouse Gases for every 40 cases of paper produced.
You can save the weight of the paper you
use in greenhouse gases by using 100% recycled paper and meet the one
tonne challenge with 40 cases of paper.
This guide was compiled in February 2006, for paper purchasers in British Columbia Canada. Users should be aware that the paper market changes so quickly that this is the 17th version of this guide in 15 years!
The following information is available for download as an Excel file.
Sponsored by Reach for Unbleached with the help of Paper Choice Environmental
Papers since 1999, the Office Paper Buying Club closed in January 2006.
Buying Club members and others can now order directly from
In six years the buying club provided approximately 280 tons of paper, saving thousands of trees, well over 1 million gallons of water and eliminating approximately 25 tons of air and water borne pollution. Though there is still much to be done, this example of what thoughtful, responsible consumers can accomplish is something we hope all buying club participants can be proud of.
The entire situation still has to move forward in terms of consumer consciousness, so we urge you all to continue your efforts to use and promote recycled, chlorine free paper alternatives in all possible ways.