All of our brands are made 'Tree Free.' What this means is that no virgin fibers (no trees were cut) in the production of our products. Yet did you know that not all recycled waste products are made equal. Let us show you 'The Various Shades of Green.'
Recycled - The waste that forms these products is primarily paper. The waste can be either be post consumer waste, which can be anything from newspapers, magazines, notebooks to packaging paper, or post industrial waste which can be anything from paper trash from printer's, manufacturers of newspapers, notebooks and other paper comsuming industries. The percentages of any recycled component can vary (for example: 10% post consumer, 90% post industrial). The other component of the production comes from agricultural waste, which can include various fibers from wheat straw, husk, sugarcane to cotton, after these fibers have been stripped of their normal use
100% Recycled Paper Products - The waste in this cateogory is all Recycled paper only. Again the combination of post consumer and post industrial is not specified. There shouldn't by any agricultural waste.
100% Recycled Post Consumer Waste - These products have been made using only the paper waste that once was used for consumer consumption. So paper garbage thrown out in our homes and offices is post consumer waste. This could be old newspapers, magazines, files, notebooks, packaging paper, etc. Sometimes, percentages are specified (for example: 100% recycled, 30% post consumer, so out of 100% recycled paper, 30% comes from waste that consumers have discarded)
100% Recycled Post Consumer Waste - FSC Certified - This paper is not only 100% Recycled Paper but is also certified by a third party, Forest Stewardship Council, that reviews the process of where the waste paper is coming from. FSC lends an extra transparency to the Recycled paper space where you know that each process has been reviewed by an independent agency. Not all certifications, however, convey 100% Recycled. Mixed Sources still use Trees as a part of their mix. So be careful, to be truly significant, look for 100% Recycled certifications, the greenest of the greens.
Farm Fiber - After the wheat is separated from the stalk, the stalk can be used to make paper. After the sugar is squeezed out from sugarcane, the crushed sugarcane can be used for paper. This waste comes from the fiber that is left over after traditional farming. Traditionally, the fiber from farms is used for feeding the animals, or for fuel, fodder and making paper or is burnt in the fields (causing more environmental harm). This help closes the loop and continues to ensure trees are not cut for paper.
Kejriwal chooses to make paper products only from those alternatives that do not cut a single tree and that are residual in nature. This helps prevent landfills, burning and helps recreate product from waste bringing them to consumers, who directly have a choice to make a significant difference.