All tree-based paper is ecologically damaging, and it’s hard to find the paper that does the least damage.

Problems with Paper

The tree-based paper with the smallest environmental impact is unbleached 100% post-consumer waste paper (PCW paper) while the tree-based paper with the largest environmental impact comes from virgin wood logged in old-growth forests.

Please follow the link above to “Technical Constraints” to explore some factors that complicate purchasing paper that is “best” for the planet.

Whether it’s the best paper or the worst paper, all paper causes ecological damage. Please follow the link above to “Ecological Damage” to learn more about the ways that the virgin-wood paper industry is damaging the world’s forests and waterways.