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From Tree to Paper – Sustainability Facts that May Surprise You

May 2, 2019

Sustainability is a hot topic at the moment, and rightly so!

At Mount Street Printers, we operate with close regard for the environment and are proud to be part of an industry that operates with sustainability in mind. To this end, we wanted to share some interesting facts to dispel any misconceptions about the paper industry.

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Did you know that…

  • European forests aren’t shrinking…in fact, they have been growing at an area equivalent to 1,500 football pitches every day!
  • Paper is one of the few fully sustainable products
  • The paper recycling rate in Europe is 72.5% – the highest in the world
  • European forests grew by an area the size of Switzerland in just 10 years
  • Responsible wood, pulp and paper production ensures healthy growing forests
  • Paper is one of the most recycled materials in Europe
  • The paper sector is one of the lowest industrial emitters of greenhouse gasses

We do our part to preserve the environment. All our paper products have been approved by the FSC, are fully recyclable and are sourced from a mill in Scotland, which is ISO 50001 (Energy Management) compliant.

For more information on paper sustainability, we recommend visiting the Two Sides website at www.twosides.info

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