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Product of the Week: New Leaf Paper

Try these recycled paper products from New Leaf Paper for your office supply needs.
By Kirsten Hudson
July 2009 Web

New Leaf Paper offers eco-friendly and stylish paper products.
Photo Courtesy New Leaf Paper


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Sometimes using paper in your home office is unavoidable. When you need to use the copy machine or print a document, why not use recycled paper?

New Leaf Paper, an FSC-certified paper broker, offers businesses and consumers eco-friendly paper products made from recycled and sustainably harvested fibers. Some of New Leaf 's products are produced from 100 percent recycled materials. No matter how well the paper industry recycles, it will always require some virgin fiber (fiber that has never been used before in the manufacture of paper or other products). The virgin paper in New Leaf products comes from commercial forests that have undergone a sustainable harvest certification process through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

However, many of New Leaf's products are made from 100 percent post-consumer waste, which is paper that has already been used and returned through a recycling program. New Leaf's products are lightened with hydrogen peroxide rather than with chlorine or chlorine derivatives, which release harmful dioxins into the environment during the lightening process.

The products are manufactured in a factory that uses Green-e certified renewable energy. Manufacturing paper uses large amounts of electricity. Traditional methods of producing electricity through the use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas lead to a large amount of carbon emissions. However, using electricity generated through renewable energy significantly lowers emissions.

New Leaf Products offers more than 30 different items, including journals , envelopes, cards, notebooks and copy paper. The journals, cards and notebooks come in various designs and sizes. The prices range from $2.99–$29.99.

Buy New Leaf Products online.

More about recycled paper

• Find out what's in your paper products with Greenpeace's Recycled Tissue and Toliet Paper Guide.

• A Colorado couple built an entire house out of recycled paper bales. See how they made trash classy.

• Read about how Kinkos and Staples are working to green their paper use. 








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