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What is Ethical Paper?

Stop the destruction of our native forests to make cheap office paper. Use Ethical Paper – at home and at work.

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About Ethical Paper

 
 

 


About Ethical Paper

Ethical Paper helps you make the best choice for your business or organisation, and for our environment.
 
100% recycled copy and printer papers are readily available, and are forest-free.
 
If you're concerned about your business or organisation's impact on our environment – and about your reputation when it comes to sustainability – choose one of the papers recommended in our Ethical Paper Guide.


Logging – From native forests to paper pulp

Reflex Paper is destroying our beautiful forests, sending native animals to extinction.

The forests of the Central Highlands are truly wondrous. Home to the tallest flowering plant on Earth – the Mountain Ash tree. 
 
Yet they continued to be logged, primarily for woodchips to make cheap copy paper.
 
Australian Paper – the Japanese-owned manufacturer of Reflex –  is the largest domestic purchaser of wood from Victoria's native forests.
 
These forests are the home of many endangered native species including Victoria’s faunal emblem – the Fairy (Leadbeater’s) Possum, Baw Baw frog, Sooty Owl and Barred Galaxias. 
 
Logging destroys their habitat. As a result populations of many threatened species have plummeted in recent years. 
 
Despite calls for change by leading scientific experts, Australian Paper continues to buy wood from these forests. 
 
There is a better way.
 
100% post-consumer recycled papers are equal in quality to anything produced from native forests. Plantations give manufacturers a ready supply of fresh woodchips if they are needed.
 
You can make a difference today.
  1. You and your business or organisation can commit to using Ethical Paper
  2. Send a clear message to the CEO of Australian Paper to let him know his company needs to shift out of native forests.
IMAGE: Leadbeater's (Fairy) Possum

Act now! Ethical Paper options

Make a commitment to the environment by NOT purchasing Reflex paper until its producer, Australian Paper, stops sourcing from native forests. 
 
Below are copy papers you can use instead. They are all quality 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
 
 
And remember, reducing your paper use is the best option of all!
 
Many of these papers cost the same or less than Reflex. They have the same whiteness, and work just as well with photocopiers and printers.
 
For example, on the Officeworks website a carton of Reflex is $24.45, the same price as both the J.Burrows and Fuji.  J.Burrows is also cheaper by the ream than Reflex in store.
 
All these recommended papers have the same CIE or 'whiteness'; this is clearly marked on the package. 
 

Fuji Xerox Green Wrap Pure 100 Carbon Neutral 100 Percent Recycled

Fuji Xerox Green Wrap Pure 100 Carbon Neutral 100 Percent Recycled
      • 100% recycled post-consumer waste
      • Photocopy white, A4, A3
      • Other colours available
      • PCF - process chlorine free bleaching
      • Manufactured Carbon Neutral
      • Blue Angel Accredited

      Find out more about Fuji Xerox Green Wrap Pure 100.

       

      OfficeMax 100% Recycled 

      OfficeMax 100% Recycled
      • 100% recycled post-consumer waste
      • Photocopy white, A4, A3, A5
      • Manufactured Carbon Neutral
       
       
      J.Burrows 100% Recycled Carbon Netural Copy Paper 
      • 100% recycled post-consumer waste
      • Manufactured Carbon Neutral
       
       
      Cannon Oce Recycled Zero 
      • 100% recycled post-consumer waste 
      • Manufactured Carbon Neutral

      Find out more about Cannon Oce Recycled Zero.

       

      Evolve* 

      • 100% recycled post-consumer waste 
      • White A4 and A3 
      • Other colours available
      • Process chlorine free (PCF) bleaching
      • Manufactured Carbon Neutral

      *Out of production, still available from selected suppliers

       

      Ecocern 

       
      • 100% recycled post-consumer waste
      • Manufactured Carbon Neutral
       
       

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