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Monday, 09 May 2005 19:29
While trying to green your business, it is challenging to get the information needed. Search engines are great for searching for companies sites, but lousy for comparing environmental claims. I'd like to see more tools like this one from Celery Design, which compares different papers from different suppliers. I'd love to see a similar table for Australia.
Most graphics professionals are searching for a few simple things in a paper ­ the highest quality, the easiest functionality, and the lowest price. The goal of this guide is to help you add one more critical consideration to the decision making process: the environmental impact of the paper you specify. Through your paper choices, you are directly connected to the preservation or the degradation of land, water, air, and the creatures that dwell therein. Paper reps and printers provide guidance on finding the best quality, functionality and price, but often can't help when it comes to preserving the environment. This guide fills that information gap and points you to the very best recycled and tree free papers on the market today. You will discover that most of these papers are also very competitive in terms of quality, functionality, and price. The recycled and tree-free papers listed here generate fewer toxins and impact the environment far less than typical virgin wood, chlorine-bleached papers. There are options here in nearly every grade, format and price category. We encourage you to contact the paper manufacturers for samples, pricing, and ordering information, and work with your clients and printers to specify these papers. We developed this guide as an easy-to-use, practical tool that makes it simple to change old paper-buying habits. Use it and share it with your friends. With the right information and a bit of initiative, each of us can reach a higher standard for our graphics projects.
Check out the guide and table. Looks like they've done some design for some other progressive companies as well.