Quick tips for reducing waste: Choosing eco office paper

This is quite a complicated task because there are many factors to consider like % of recycled content vs. virgin content, bleaching processes, forestry stewardship, transportation etc. The sustainable business council here in NZ has put together a comprehensive guide covering off all these issues called 'How to Buy Sustainable Paper' which is available on their website: http://www.sbc.org.nz/paper/content.asp?id=415

In the ecostore office we use white A4 office paper from OfficeMax that is:

100% Post consumer recycled

PCF process chlorine free - bleached using oxygen

Produced in an ISO14001 accredited facility

Certified by Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) which is awarded to products and services which are of benefit to the environment and, at the same time, meet high standards of serviceability and health and occupational protection.

The outer wrapper on the each ream of paper is also made of paper unlike those that come wrapped in cellophane.