Paper Facts

What is recycled content paper?

Recycled content paper means that the paper was made from previously used paper. Using recycled content paper reduces the percentage of virgin (or in-tact trees) that are harvested. Grand & Toy offers post-consumer recycled content paper with 30%, 50% and 100% recycle content. This paper is 100% guaranteed.

Third Party Certified Paper

Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC)

FSC is an international certification and labeling system that guarantees that the forest products you purchase come from responsibly managed forests and verified recycled sources. Under FSC certification, forests are certified against a set of strict environmental and social standards, and fiber from certified forests is tracked all the way to the consumer through the chain of custody certification system. The end result is products in the marketplace carrying the FSC 'check‐tree' logo.

Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI)

SFI is another example of an independent, internationally recognized third party certification program that performs rigorous audits to ensure that wood and wood products are derived from responsible and legal sources. SFI certification occurs in four key areas: forest management, chain-of-custody certification, fiber sourcing, and certified sourcing. Since an estimated 90% of the world’s forests are not certified to credible standards, the SFI exists to provide a credible certification program that promotes social responsibility, while upholding trusted standards of practice for utilizing forest resources within the supply chain. 

Started in 2012, the Office Paper Cut campaign (OPCC) encourages University of Alberta faculty and staff to reduce their paper usage while at work.

Office Resources
Virgin paper tool kit

30% recycled content paper tool kit

50% recycled content paper tool kit

Did you know?
Canadians are among the world’s largest consumers of paper products, using six million tonnes of paper and paperboard annually.
(source: Campus Sustainability Coalition)

In order to create one tonne of printing and writing paper, an average of 24 trees need to be cut down. (source: Conserveatree)

What’s more, paper manufacturing is the third largest user of fossil fuels worldwide, and approximately 324 litres of water are needed to produce one kilogram of paper.
(source: iD2 Communications)

Contact

For more information or to share your story, email sustainability@ualberta.ca.