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Environmental Paper Advice and Views from Gerard Gleason

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Environmental organizations collaborating to support socially and environmentally sustainable transformations within the pulp and paper industry



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Welcome to Conservatree, your one-stop source for information on environmental papers!

We are expanding our website and adding exciting new information. Please take a minute to look around at all the changes.

If you know a lot about paper or purchase in large quantities, visit our large-scale purchaser section. If you are new to environmental papers or purchase in small quantities, start in our public information section.


Why bother with recycled content in office and printing papers? Can't it just all go into packaging? Read our Paperwork: Comparing Recycled to Virgin Paper.

Check out Conservatree's Environmental Paper Listings.

  • Individual and small-scale purchasers, click here.
  • Professional paper buyers and large quantity purchasers, click here.

How well do recycled papers work in copiers and office machines? We talked to paper buyers, copier manufacturers, papermakers and lots of experts. Listen in on our Listening Study: Recycled Paper and Office Machines.


Download our Single Stream Recycling Best Practices Manual for designing local community recycling programs and read our Articles about resource management and rethinking the recycling system.

  What motivates our work? In 2002, Conservatree initiated the Environmental Paper Network to create what has now become a global collaboration of environmental groups working on paper issues. See Conservatree on EPN's YouTube video.

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