Why use recycled paper?
Using recycled paper is a simple decision that can make a great difference. It’s also an easy and clear way to communicate your brand values.
Making your business more sustainable not only saves you money, it can also win you customers looking for companies with green credentials. Over 80% of UK companies now have a corporate social responsibility strategy, according to research by Future Thinking. Promoting your environmentally friendly methods can set your business apart from your competitors and attract new customers who want to buy products and services from an environmentally friendly business. There are lots of different ‘green’ logos you can use on your leaflets, letterheads and flyers to show you care (ask us about which ones you can use on your marketing).
Printing on recycled paper saves trees, energy, water and landfill space compared to non recycled paper. This is because recycled materials have already been refined and processed once. Manufacturing the second time is much cleaner and less energy intensive than the first time. Recycled paper meets the same high technical specification as virgin paper and will run successfully on the most demanding photocopiers and office printers. Print on both sides of the paper to save even more.
It places less strain on global forest resources. Paper recycling optimises the use of a valuable material and reduces the amount of virgin pulp required. Although forests are increasingly managed in a sustainable way there is a need to reduce wastage by using more recycled content. Put the paper in the recycling bin, close the loop by buying recycled, and hey presto: virgin trees have been saved. According to Recycle Now, 67% of the paper and cardboard used in the UK is recovered for recycling.
Our recycled range is made from 100% post-consumer waste and is FSC certified meaning you can be sure that the paper you buy is environmentally sound and is promoting responsible forest management. Ask us about using the Recycled Paper logo or the FSC logo on your marketing. Our most popular Recycled products are half price during August – saving the planet and your pocket.