New, Easy Online Guide for Responsible Paper Purchasing
By: Helma Brandlmaier, WWF-International
Today, WWF-International launches a new online resource to provide guidance for responsible paper buyers. The site checkyourpaper.panda.org/paperbuyingtips has been developed for purchasers of paper who want to get an overview of what they can do to help protect forest biodiversity, the natural environment and human rights.
The "6 steps to responsible purchasing" summarize in one place all tips and tools developed by WWF on how buyers of paper can make "green" paper choices and work with their suppliers towards reducing the environmental footprint of paper production and consumption. The online guide is launched just prior to Paperworld taking place 28-31 January in Frankfurt, one of the world´s largest paper product conferences.
Helma Brandlmaier is Senior Advisor Paper Footprint and Market Change, with WWF-International, and is based in Vienna, Austria. This article was originally published on their website. WWF-International is a member organization of the Environmental Paper Network and on the Steering Group of the European EPN.
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