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Reforming the Paper Industry
Smart Paper: A Guide for Businesses

Rethinking the way your company buys and uses paper helps your business as well as the environment. Using less paper helps trim your bottom line through cost-cutting and efficiency, while a conservation, recycling and eco-friendly paper procurement program can generate positive publicity for your company, giving your customers and clients one more reason to spend their dollars with you.

The materials in this guide will help your company launch a smart paper program. You'll find here:


For a more comprehensive green business toolkit, visit the NRDC Greening Advisor.

Guide for Businesses
Why Do It?
Success Stories

Guide for Consumers
Who's Doing It
* Since 2003, the Philadelphia Eagles football team has saved nearly 90 tons of wood from virgin forests by recycling and buying recycled paper.

* Omaha Steaks uses 10 percent postconsumer recycled paper in the body of its catalogs and 30 percent in the covers and order forms.

* Citigroup has reduced overall copy paper use and converted its offices to 30 percent postconsumer recycled copy paper, saving 2,800 tons of greenhouse gases every year.

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The Paper Business, Present and Future

Paper Industry Overview

last revised 9.19.06

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