Saving the Planet... or Maybe the World!
Alright maybe we won't be ending malnutrition, creating world peace, or running for President but we are trying to save as many trees as possible amongst other things.
Sure here at Woodward we recycle at our offices, in the Barn, and at the CAGE but we knew we could do more. So we have made it our mission to only print on FSC Certified recycled paper both here in the office and through our outsourced printers. Here is some interesting facts from FSC.org:
The U.S. is the largest market for paper products in the world, producing 90 million tons of paper annually and, in-turn, consuming about 100 million tons. Despite improved technologies for refining post consumer pulp, virgin fiber is still a significant requirement, as only 35% of current consumption is met by using recycled fiber; in addition, approximately 25% of recovered fiber is exported out of US markets. Roughly 25% by volume of timber cut annually in the US is used for paper production.
While recycled fiber is a key element of the traditional model for responsible consumption, it is becoming increasingly clear that forest management in the production of the wood used in paper manufacturing, has more fundamental importance than even recycled fiber. The use of alternative fibers, chemical treatment and resulting effluence are other factors important to the responsible purchasing of paper and board.
In building our Barn we worked hard to use recyled materials whenever possible as well as reducing our waste- so much so that we are Green Globes certified. This certification is basically a assurance that our building is advance in its eviromental performance and its sustainability. Want to know more? Click here.