FSC-Certified Paper Comes to Staples Canada


Try as we might, paper is one thing that's tough to rid from our lives. Bills, notes, shopping lists, receipts; the list goes on, and though paperless options for bank statements and the like are becoming more prevalent (and you can get wind-powered paper now), FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Canada reports that global paper consumption has more than tripled over the past three decades, and is expected to increase by another 50 per cent by 2010. In light of consumer's continued hunger for paper consumption, Staples/Bureau en Gros and Domtar Inc. have partnered to offer EarthChoice papers, the first environmentally-friendly papers to be certified by the FSC. To attain FSC certification, 10 criteria must be met, including elements like environmental impact, indigenous people’s rights, community relations, monitoring, and independent third-party verification. There are six EarthChoice papers in the line, ranging from multipurpose, everyday paper, to photo paper; they come from Domtar's 17-million acres of forestland in Canada and the US, making them the third-largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America. The paper is available now at Staples Canada. ::EarthChoice via linton at ::Hugg

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