Do you know that half of the forests logged globally wind up in paper?
And that ninety per cent of the forests logged in Canada are ancient, old growth forests?
We’re cutting down thousand-year old forests for photocopies, toilet paper, and bank statements.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Making paper from leftover straw instead protects forests.
Canopy's successful books (Margaret Atwood's In Other Worlds, Alice Munro's Dear Life and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi) and magazine (Canadian Geographic) straw paper trials have already proven straw paper is a working alternative to traditional papers.
Now everyone can choose the first-ever straw copy paper for all their household and small business needs too. Step Forward Paper is available at all Staples stores in Canada and his helping to build the market to support a straw paper industry in North America.
There is enough leftover straw in North America every year to meet many of our paper needs without logging our ancient forests.
Our straw paper market survey has already quantified an annual demand for one million tonnes of straw paper products.
Complete the market survey to help build the market for straw paper.
Canopy hosts an Eco-Paper database for our corporate partners, which includes imported straw and agricultural residue papers. We are also supporting leading green printers who are testing and stocking straw papers.
Now, what is needed is business and government investment in North American pulping infrastructure to give customers what they want and seize on this market opportunity and ecological solution.
Read more about Canopy's Straw Paper Campaign and the environmental benefits of Second Harvest papers.