Switch To Recycled Paper To Make A Big Difference To Our Planet
As committed as you may be to living more sustainably, you may think that simply getting as close as you can to a ‘paperless’ home or office is good enough, and that relatively little difference would be made by using recycled, rather than non-recycled virgin fibre paper.
Shall we persuade you otherwise? After all, our complete ethical online marketplace here at BARE & BEYOND also includes vendors selling eco-friendly stationery gifts made from recycled paper.
Say goodbye to those memories of sub-standard recycled paper
There’s long been little question that recycled paper is much better than its non-recycled equivalent in terms of the impact it has on our environment. Its manufacturing process requires less energy and water than that for non-recycled paper, and nor is there as much waste that needs to be sent to landfill, given that paper can be recycled four or five times.
However, one thing that you might not have been aware of is that recycled paper now gives little or nothing in quality away to non-recycled paper.
So, you can forget those childhood memories of poor-quality paper in your school exercise books that you simply ‘put up with’ because it was apparently environmentally friendly. Not only is recycled paper now routinely as white as its non-recycled counterpart, but it also consistently delivers the same print performance.
The statistics tell their own story
Meanwhile, the statistics surrounding the benefits to the environment of recycled paper are astounding. Did you know, for instance, that the production and subsequent incineration of virgin fibre paper use twice the amount of energy required for the production of recycled paper? Or that recycling, instead of incinerating paper reduces CO2 emissions by 20%?
31% less energy is also consumed in the process of creating recycled paper than for the creation of virgin fibre paper, and only 1.2 tonnes of recycled fibres are needed to produce a single tonne of recycled paper, compared to the 2.5 tonnes of wood required to make one tonne of virgin fibre paper.
Don’t look anywhere else for eco-friendly stationery gifts
BARE & BEYOND offers various unique hand-designed notebooks and greetings cards, based on a nature theme and backing that up with the use of recycled paper.
Purchasing from our extensive selection of eco-friendly stationery gifts is the perfect way to add some much-needed sustainability to your home, office or other aspects of your day-to-day life – or anyone else’s! Quite simply, when it comes to all things organic, natural and green, there’s no superior place to shop online.