Environmentally Friendly Printing Vocabulary
paper that has had the acid removed during manufacturing so it has a neutral pH. Acid-free paper is often used for documents that need to be archived.
the process by which carbon is removed from the atmo- sphere and stored in soil, biomass, geological formations and the ocean.
the conversion of forests to other land uses including agriculture, cattle ranching, urbanization and other uses. Also called forest land-use change.
papers made from pulp that has been bleached using hydrogen peroxide instead of chlorine. ECF = elemental chlorine free; TCF = totally chlorine free.
the process of converting a natural forest to a cultivated forest. Typically accompanied by an increased focus on wood production.
the practice of making unsubstantiated claims of environmental responsibility about a product, service or company.
forests owned by timber companies that are managed by planting more trees than are harvested.
in a paper mill, the trim and other scrap paper resulting from the paper manufacturing process. Mill broke is recycled within the paper mill.
the process of recovering waste paper and reusing it to make other paper products.
Pre consumer waste:
material that was discarded before it was ready for consumer use.
Post consumer waste:
material discarded after consumer use. Examples include magazines, newspapers, telephone directories, office and residential waste paper.
paper suitable for recycling.
the steps through which paper-based products go beginning with tree harvesting and ending with final product distribution.
a type of managed forest where trees are planted and harvested repeatedly in a recurring cycle.
wood fiber that has never before been used to make paper or a wood product.