Carbon Balanced Paper, already being proudly used by thousands of organizations in Europe, is now available on any West World paper products manufactured in North America (printing and writing grades)
WHAT IS CARBON BALANCED PAPER?
A paper becomes Carbon Balanced when the average emissions associated with its production are offset by global conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT). WLT achieve this by protecting threatened habitats that would otherwise have been lost, avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2. These habitats are being destroyed or degraded at an unprecedented rate, releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere and contributing to between 10 and 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Taking positive action and choosing Carbon Balanced Paper helps combat global warming and achieve your corporate social responsibility goals. Businesses, governments and the public sector, along with consumers, employees and stakeholders are increasingly focused on reducing their environmental impacts. Carbon Balanced Paper is a simple choice that will reduce the carbon impact of your paper and printed communications, quantifying the amount of CO2e balanced and the area of high conservation value land preserved.
Making a real difference
One of the most biologically diverse countries on Earth, Vietnam harbors around 10% of the world’s species. It is also one of the fastest growing economies in the world, which is putting immense pressure on its exceptional biodiversity. With funding from the Carbon Balanced program, WLT is working with local partner Viet Nature to conserve the forests of Khe Nuoc Trong (KNT), Vietnam. KNT is an essential habitat for 40 globally threatened species, including Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Crested Argus and the Red Shanked Douc, one of the world’s most endangered monkeys.
World Land Trust
World Land Trust are an international conservation charity protecting the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. Since its foundation in 1989, World Land Trust has funded partner organizations around the world to create reserves and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife. To date, World Land Trust has helped secure more than 881,000 acres of threatened habitat in 20 countries.
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