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Recycled Paper Taking Over?

Paper has many purposes in today’s society as our need for printing grows. Though, what many may not realize, is that virgin paper goes through a process that is harmful to the planet while also requiring more resources to produce. Recycled paper is better than virgin paper because it doesn’t harm the environment and takes far fewer resources to create. For example, about two tons of wood is used to produce one ton of virgin paper. While about 1.2 tons of recycled paper is used to produce cocoon paper. It also requires 35,000 fewer liters of water to make recycled paper. Though using recycled paper isn’t only useful for the environment. Recycled paper can have benefits when integrated into a brand as well. It shows that the brand encourages environmental health. It can also be cost-effective in the long run for a growing company or brand. Click here to read more.


  1. ccollett wrote:

    Its really awesome that you’re bringing this to the public’s attention, especially since companies want us to buy their products. If the public decides to support companies that are eco-friendly over companies that are not, it will create a good incentive for companies to become more eco-friendly.

    Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  2. mpronko wrote:

    I never would have thought about using recycled paper over virgin paper just because it’s so easy to get virgin paper. This needs to be more known because I feel that if the public knew and decided to support the eco friendly paper, than like you said it could be better in the long run.

    Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:51 pm | Permalink
  3. amontesa wrote:

    This is really interesting I never knew this type of paper existed. Or how it was harmful to make virgin paper. This is a really informative post.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
  4. aamaya4 wrote:

    This is a great topic! I agree that we should start using more recycled paper over virgin paper, it will help make our planet more eco-friendly.

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:43 am | Permalink

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