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.




Environmentally Friendlier Papers Available At Hot Ink:

Cyclus Offset: Available in 115gsm, 350gsm.  This off white paper is 100% recycled, totally chlorine free (TCF) and makes a good replacement for the now discontinued Reviva White range.




Cocoon Offset: available in 100gsm, 120gsm, 140gsm, 300gsm and 350gsm. This very white paper is made from 100% recycled post consumer waste. It carries the following certifications: PEFC, ISO, NAPM plus FSC and is suitable for archiving. Use this Eco-calculator to calculate the benefits of using cocoon. Chat to us about the new Cocoon 60: now 60% recycled and extremely affordable.




Environment Desert Storm: Environment Desert Storm:  Available in 118gsm, 216gsm and 324gsm. This earthy looking paper is 100% recycled, elementally chlorine free (ECF), acid free and made with 100% green energy.





Other recommended papers with great green credentials include Stephen,  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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