Dealing with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t helped companies in their determination to reduce the impact on the environment. In many ways, the difficulties now are greater. One of the ways to help is to use Carbon Balanced Paper.

The purchase of Carbon Balanced Paper allows you to offset the carbon impact from the paper production within the cost price of the paper. The additional sum is invested in World Land Trust projects which capture carbon and maintain ecologically important areas.

To demonstrate the item has been printed on Carbon Balanced Paper, a unique World Land Trust logo is supplied. The process is also certificated in case details of the investment and project are needed for CSR reports.

Read our FAQ’s below for more details about carbon balanced paper:

What is Carbon Balanced Paper?

Carbon Balanced Paper has had the average carbon impact for the paper production calculated and offset with World Land Trust.

Who are World Land Trust?

World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. (Registered charity No. 1001291). WLT’s patrons include a number of high-profile environmentalists including Sir David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall.

What projects receive the investment?

Investment is made into the preservation of forests which are under threat of clearance. This locks in carbon and preserves the absorption of carbon dioxide. This follows the principle of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and is recognised as one of the best ways to tackle global warming.

Carbon Balanced Paper supports World Land Trust projects in Vietnam, one of the most biologically diverse countries on Earth and an area of international conservation importance. Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and this is putting immense pressure on its exceptional biodiversity.

World Land Trust is working with Viet Nature Conservation Centre to protect the entire forest of Khe Nuoc Trong, an area covering nearly 50,000 acres. By protecting and aiding the recovery of the forest approximately 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be absorbed each year. Khe Nuoc Trong is home to 41 threatened species listed on the IUCN Red List, 8 of which are endangered and 6 of which are critically endangered.

Can any paper be carbon balanced?

Yes. Any stock, from any supplier, can be carbon balanced through World Land Trust.

 

How can I show my paper has been Carbon Balanced?

You will be issued with a unique World Land Trust Carbon Balanced Paper logo that you can include on your printed material to demonstrate and communicate your commitment to reduce your carbon impact. The logo is available in three colours – black, white and green – for use on any Carbon Balanced Paper print-run and every logo features a unique reference number, specific to the job.

Will I receive documentation?

You will also receive a certificate to advise the amount of CO2 balanced and the area of land protected.

To find out more about carbon balanced paper, contact ideas@tlg.co.uk

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