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Conservative estimates indicate that at least one out of every three trees harvested today ends up as pulp. Ancient forests are often the victims. Sometimes 1,000-year old trees are sliced up and shredded into chips, shipped across entire oceans, only to be chemically pulverized, bleached, and flattened to satiate the world's ever-increasing appetite for paper products. The good news is that alternatives do exist. [more]

Tree-Free Paper Links:

  • ABC Paper - Manufacturers of Wood free writing & printing paper products in India
  • Amazon Paper - Bolsa Amazonia - Amazon Paper, the first handmade paper made of natural Amazonian fibres. 100% natural (without any chemicals or synthetic additives), available in 13 different ranges of papers, perfectly adapted to stationary applications or professional printing. Amazon Paper uses a large variety of natural fibres, dyes, leaves and other natural resources cultivated or extracted sustainably by local communities from the Amazon region, and manufactured using the traditional Japanese techniques - washi.
  • Arbokem - Suppliers of Downtown Paper series made with a combination of both agri-pulp and post consumer waste paper.
  • Conservatree - Promotes shift in markets to tree-free and recycled paper. Includes paper guide and distributors.
  • Ecosource Paper - This site offers a full line of paper products made from 40%Hemp 40%Flax and 20%cotton. This site is also very educational. Greatest paper ever!!
  • Enviropapers - Enviropapers offers beautiful handmade paper from recycled materials.
  • Eureka! Recycled Papers - Offers 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, as well as 50% and 30%, for general office copying and printing uses.
  • Fiber Futures - Advocacy group promoting tree-free and recycled fiber products.
  • New Leaf Paper - Distributor of Encore recycled papers as well as several tree free premium letterhead papers.
  • Nonwoodpaper.com - Website for the Green Man Papermill, a handmade/specialty paper mill in Vancouver BC & distributor of tree-free & recycled printing papers.
  • ReThink Paper  Editor's Pick  - Information on rethinking and replacing current paper consumption and production practices with environmentally preferable alternatives. Comprehensive.
  • Treecycle Recycled Paper - Distributor of Eureka! and Envirographic brand recycled papers as well as a variety of bond and letterhead papers.
  • TreeFreePaper-Products - We import and sell paper and products that are tree free, either from the bark of the Mulberry bush (Sa Paper or Lokta) or recycled from cotton.
  • treefreepapers.com - We manufacture a full line of natural fiber paper, stationery and other office products, utilizing banana, coffee, and tobacco fibers and their by-products.
  • Vision Paper - Tree-free kenaf based papers and blends of kenaf and post-consumer recycled papers. Large and small orders.
  • We Are Paper - A source of tree-free hand made paper.

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