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Recycled Paper’s Climate Impact 100 Times Lower than Virgin Paper

Recycled papers have less than 1 percent of the impact in terms of global climate change and ocean acidification than virgin paper, according to a new Life Cycle Analysis (LCS) released by New Leaf Paper.

The study, conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), is the first in the paper industry to use a new LCA standard designed to improve the accuracy, transparency and comparability of LCA analyses.

The study evaluated the impact of 2,500 tons of New Leaf Reincarnation paper (100 percent post-consumer waste recycled coated paper) compared to virgin coated paper and found that recycled papers are better for forests, species, freshwater systems and the climate.

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