How can a simple tree help you to be more sustainable in your paper consumption?

Posted on Jun 23 2016 - 10:00am by Scarlett Peters
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Eucalyptus globulus could be just one more obscure technical name in Latin but in fact it is the name of the tree that helps you behave in a more sustainable way at the office or at home.

Eucalyptus globulus is a particular species of eucalyptus that is perfect for producing the most environmentally friendly office paper in the world, due to its unique characteristics. This discreet tree is an evergreen plant species because it stays with its leaves during Fall and Winter and has therefore a stabilizing eect on the climate by absorbing CO2 and releasing oxygen through photosynthesis even during winter – sustainable all year round.

Eucalyptus globulus is a particular species of eucalyptus that is perfect for producing the most environmentally friendly office paper in the world

Eucalyptus globulus is a particular species of eucalyptus that is perfect for producing the most environmentally friendly office paper in the world

When producing paper from this tree we can use 40% less wood than producing paper from pine for example, or using roughly a third of the forest area that you would need from birch for example, to produce exactly the same amount of paper. But what really makes Eucalyptus globulus special is its fibres: they are shorter and the cell wall is thicker than all other tree species, When you combine the unique characteristics of Eucalyptus globulus with the state-of-the art papermaking technology, where fewer chemicals are used in pulp making, you obtain a surprising o
ce paper: Discovery a lower grammage paper with 70g.m-2 and 75g.m-2 that manages to be thicker than its 80g.m-2 competition, with better or comparable quality.

The use of lower grammage papers allows end users to reduce the amount of paper used without having to reduce the number of printed sheets or compromising on quality.

You have less paper waste volume after print, and a more recyclable one due to the fibre high cell wall thickness.

Discovery makes sure that these special trees will be around for many centuries by responsibly managing its renewable forests.

Discovery is designed for high volume copying and printing machines, especially in monochrome applications. Lab tests show that the performance of Discovery surpasses that of most standard 80 grammes quality papers in the market.

When producing Discovery 75 g.m-2, we use 32% less wood comparing with a standard European competitor paper in 80 g.m-2, resulting in 6% less waste. Discovery is also available in 70 g.m-2, for internal applications and superior environmental benefits, but always with the same quality guarantee.

The use of lower grammage papers allows end users to reduce the amount of paper used without having to reduce the number of printed sheets or compromising on quality.

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