Printing and Office Paper Purchasing guides

Know your Printing Paper (and Office Papers) shows you first hand the kind of recycled printing papers available in NSW and the main environmental considerations relevant when purchasing any paper. They provide a valuable resource for printers and graphic designers to demonstrate their value adding service to customers by assisting them in making an informed decision by choosing the correct recycled content paper for printing corporate stationery, reports and promotional material. These publications also help printers involved in the Printing Industries’ Sustainable Green Print (SGP) program.

1 - KNOW YOUR PAPER:  A GUIDE TO PURCHASING RECYCLED CONTENT OFFICE PAPER

Demand for paper remains high with Australians using 1.72 million tonnes of printing and writing paper during the 2006/07 financial year. Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the need to consider the environmental impact of their purchases and practices. With high paper usage in Australia, businesses can create meaningful environmental savings and benefits by making informed purchasing decisions and choosing recycled products.

Know Your Paper assists anyone wishing to purchase recycled office paper. It has:
• A list of all office papers that contain some recycled fibre and are available in Australia
• Up-to-date product and performance information for the recycled papers
• Contact details for companies that supply the papers
• Facts regarding the environmental impact of paper manufacture and the benefits of recycling; and
• Explanations for the labels and certifications that each paper holds.

Recycled content paper diverts paper from landfill by creating a demand for waste paper, consequently closing the loop on recycling at your workplace and home.

Know Your Paper: A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Office Paper has been prepared with the assistance of paper suppliers, manufacturers and other industry representatives.


2 - KNOW YOUR PRINTING PAPER: A GUIDE TO PURCHASING RECYCLED CONTENT PRINTING PAPER FOR CORPORATE STATIONERY AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

The success of paper recycling and the environmental benefits which flow from it partly depend on strong demand for recycled content paper products. Purchasing paper products made from recycled paper completes the cycle – conserving the resources needed to make it, and thus avoiding the environmental impacts of waste sent to landfill.

Recycled office paper has long been regarded as the way of the future in reducing our ecological footprint. Businesses can further reduce their impact on the environment through their choice of printing paper. Corporate stationery and promotional materials, such as letterheads, annual reports and brochures form a significant portion of paper used by businesses. Printers, graphic designers and their customers can reduce their impact on the environment through informed purchasing decisions.

Know Your Printing Paper: A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Printing Paper for Corporate Stationery and Promotional Materials, endorsed by the Printing Industries Association of Australia, has been produced to assist printers, graphic designers and their customers to choose recycled printing paper.

It includes:
• A list of all printing papers that contain some recycled fibre available in Australia
• Updated product specifications and performance information for the recycled papers
• Contact details for paper suppliers
• Information regarding the environmental impact of paper manufacture; and
• Explanations for the labels and certifications that each paper product holds.

Make the switch to recycled office paper and give back to the environment through sustainable resource management.


3 - OFFICE PRODUCTS: A GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING AND USE

Decisions you make on the purchase and use of office equipment can significantly reduce the environmental impact of your business while more than likely saving you money through reduced operating costs.

The Office Products guide outlines the measures that you can take to reduce your office's use of resources while maintaining performance requirements.

Office Products: A Guide to Sustainable Purchasing and Use discusses environmental issues associated with most office equipment, such as computers, facsimiles and printers.



Please use the links below to download the relevant guide. For further information, contact Printing Industries on (02) 8789 7300 or visit the DECC Sustainability page at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainbus/buildingsandoffice.htm

Related Files
Download DECC Know Your Printing Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Printing Paper (Part 1) DECC Know Your Printing Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Printing Paper (Part 1)  (pdf - 3726.2 kb)
Part 1 explores the motivational factors behind making the transition to recycled printing paper.

Download DECC Know Your Printing Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Printing Paper (Part 2) DECC Know Your Printing Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Printing Paper (Part 2)  (pdf - 2687.2 kb)
Part 2 provides a comprehensive listing of various recycled paper brands and describes the application to which each paper brand and type is most suitable.

Download DECC Know Your Printing Paper - Facts Sheet (Part 3) DECC Know Your Printing Paper - Facts Sheet (Part 3)  (pdf - 268.1 kb)
Printing Paper Facts Sheet

Download DECC Know Your Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Office Paper (Part 1) DECC Know Your Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Office Paper (Part 1)  (pdf - 2907.9 kb)
Part 1 explores the concept of recycled content office paper and explains the social, economic and environmental benefits of choosing recycled content office paper over standard copy paper.

Download DECC Know Your Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Office Paper (Part 2) DECC Know Your Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Office Paper (Part 2)  (pdf - 2105.7 kb)
Part 2 identifies key areas of consideration when selecting recycled content office paper and provides a comprehensive listing of various recycled content office paper brands, including the individual specifications of each recycled paper type. It also contains contact information for recycled content paper stockists.

Download DECC Know Your Paper - Facts Sheet (Part 3) DECC Know Your Paper - Facts Sheet (Part 3)  (pdf - 488.6 kb)
Recycled Content Office Paper Facts Sheet

Download DECC Office Products - A Guide to Sustainable Purchasing and Use DECC Office Products - A Guide to Sustainable Purchasing and Use  (pdf - 1145.1 kb)
This guide introduces some of the waste issues and other environmental impacts associated with office equipment and offers advice on how to minimise these impacts through appropriate use, purchasing and disposal.



Related Files
Download DECC Know Your Printing Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Printing Paper (Part 1) DECC Know Your Printing Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Printing Paper (Part 1)  (pdf - 3726.2 kb)
Part 1 explores the motivational factors behind making the transition to recycled printing paper.

Download DECC Know Your Printing Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Printing Paper (Part 2) DECC Know Your Printing Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Printing Paper (Part 2)  (pdf - 2687.2 kb)
Part 2 provides a comprehensive listing of various recycled paper brands and describes the application to which each paper brand and type is most suitable.

Download DECC Know Your Printing Paper - Facts Sheet (Part 3) DECC Know Your Printing Paper - Facts Sheet (Part 3)  (pdf - 268.1 kb)
Printing Paper Facts Sheet

Download DECC Know Your Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Office Paper (Part 1) DECC Know Your Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Office Paper (Part 1)  (pdf - 2907.9 kb)
Part 1 explores the concept of recycled content office paper and explains the social, economic and environmental benefits of choosing recycled content office paper over standard copy paper.

Download DECC Know Your Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Office Paper (Part 2) DECC Know Your Paper - A Guide to Purchasing Recycled Content Office Paper (Part 2)  (pdf - 2105.7 kb)
Part 2 identifies key areas of consideration when selecting recycled content office paper and provides a comprehensive listing of various recycled content office paper brands, including the individual specifications of each recycled paper type. It also contains contact information for recycled content paper stockists.

Download DECC Know Your Paper - Facts Sheet (Part 3) DECC Know Your Paper - Facts Sheet (Part 3)  (pdf - 488.6 kb)
Recycled Content Office Paper Facts Sheet

Download DECC Office Products - A Guide to Sustainable Purchasing and Use DECC Office Products - A Guide to Sustainable Purchasing and Use  (pdf - 1145.1 kb)
This guide introduces some of the waste issues and other environmental impacts associated with office equipment and offers advice on how to minimise these impacts through appropriate use, purchasing and disposal.


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