Howard Smith Paper Group and The Paper Company
Howard Smith Paper Group Support
Howard Smith Paper Group (HSPG) has been supporting land purchase and protection through World Land Trust for the past three years and donates paper for WLT News and other publications.
In 2010 Howard Smith Paper Group were one of the official sponsors of WLT’s Gold Medal winning exhibit in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. They provided the paper for the official publication which was printed on think4 family of uncoated papers.
WLT is working with Howard Smith Paper Group and The Paper Company to develop Carbon Balanced Paper, where the production-related emissions have been offset at the point of sale across a comprehensive range of paper products. Offsetting is predominantly achieved through the purchase and protection of tropical forests under imminent threat of deforestation, working with overseas project partners.
WLT News is printed on Greencoat 100 gsm 80% recycled and is one product in the Carbon Balanced Papers range. It is paper for which the production and immediate distribution has been Carbon Balanced, or offset, by the World Land Trust, on top of its other environmental and sustainability benefits. It reduces the Trust’s carbon footprint and is one of the most sustainable forms of communication available.
WLT offsets emissions by preserving forests under imminent threat of deforestation, while carrying out selective reforestation and natural regeneration to connect forest fragments and degraded forest habitats.
All you need to do when speaking with your printer about the paper to be used is ask him about Carbon Balanced Paper and he will be able to advise. You will then be entitled to use the Carbon Balanced Paper icon on your print run which is downloadable by your printer. This high visibility seal lets people know that the you are helping reduce your carbon impacts and that the emissions of the paper production have been offset at source.
WLT is hearing about more and more companies, organisations and charities choosing to support the Carbon Balanced programme by purchasing Carbon Balanced Paper. The initiative has also been welcomed within the print industry, with a growing number of printers placing orders for paper that has been Carbon Balanced.
So look out for the Carbon Balanced Paper icon in future.
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