Recycled Paper Info

Is recycled paper better for the environment than virgin paper?

YES, if the Recycled paper carries the FSC recycled label
YES, recycled papers do help the environment in a number of ways:

  • Recycled papers help preserve forests by reducing the demand for wood
  • Recycling avoids accumulation of waste sites and incinerators which generate CO2 emissions
  • Recycling lengthens the lifespan of the paper as fibres can be recycled 4 to 5 times
  • Producing recycled paper requires around 2 times less energy and 3 times less water than a paper made with virgin pulp

To read a more detailed comparison between recycled vs virgin paper click here or read our handy guideline to help you make an informed choice for your next job.




100% Recycled Papers Available At Hot Ink:

NAUTILUS: New from Papersmith, it’s available in “Super White”, and “Classic” and both are 100% recycled from post consumer waste. “Classic” is a warm, off white colour and a good replacement for the now discontinued Cyclus. They both offer high opacity, great coverage for solid, dark colours and are available through a range of grammages from 80gsm up to 350gsm.




STEPHEN: Slightly more expensive but a firm favourite as a premium recycled stock. Available in “Smart White” – one of the whitest recycled papers, and “Innocent White” – a soft cream colour. Both are 100% recycled from post consumer waste. We love its extra heavy weight (370gsm) and their social responsibility programme.




ENVIRONMENT DESERT STORM: Available in 3 weights (118gsm, 216gsm and 324gsm), this earthy looking paper with flecks in it is 100% recycled, elementally chlorine free (ECF), acid free and made with 100% green energy. A truly premium paper that prints beautifully and looks the part too.





Other recommended papers with great green credentials include Munken,  Lenza Green,  Mohawk, Felt Freelife and KeayKolour Recycled.

What does "recycled paper" actually mean? Use this helpful glossary to understand the true meaning of "recycled".

Samples of all these papers are available for you to see at Hot Ink. Other papers can be ordered in on request. Please contact us for more info on our papers.

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