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Our Paper & the Environment

All CQ’s paper comes from either sustainable tree farms or recycled sources.
In other words, “No natural habitats were harmed in the making of our print”


What Makes our Paper Eco Friendly?

  • We only buy paper that is legally harvested from sustainable tree farms.
    Look for Chain of Custody Certifications.
  • All our paper is whitening using non toxic chemicals.
    Look for ECF (elemental chlorine free), TCF (totally chlorine free) or PCF (process chlorine free).
  • We purchase our paper from environmentally responsible companies
    Look for papers produced by mills with Environmental Management Systems certifications such as EMAS or ISO14001.
  • We offer both recycled papers and papers from sustainable virgin fibre.
    Look for papers with recognised Eco Labels such as Nordic Swan, Triple Green and Blue Angel.


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Facts about the Paper Industry

“There aren’t many industries around that can aspire to becoming genuinely sustainable. The paper industry, however is one of them; it is inherently sustainable.” – Jonathan Porritt, Chairman UK Sustainability development commission and founder Forum for the Future.

Around 50% of paper is recovered and fed back into the papermaking process worldwide. In New Zealand, this figure is 78%, the highest in the world.

Paper isn’t made from ‘roundwood‘ or logs. It’s made from all the offcuts and scraps left behind by the timber industry.

Paper is often (and mistakenly) blamed for deforestation. In fact, thanks to the paper and timber industries, the world’s forested surface is actually increasing by around 340,000 hectares a year.

It’s estimated there are 25% more trees in the developed world today than at the beginning of the 20th century.

In Europe alone forests are increasing by an area equivalent to more than 1.5 million football pitches annually.

For every tonne of wood produced by a tree, 1.5 tonnes of carbon are taken out of the atmosphere.

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