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G.F Smith & James Cropper: Extract Paper
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G.F Smith & James Cropper:
Extract Paper


extractpapers.co.uk

Made from salvaged to-go coffee cups and virgin fiber, Extract is a unique solution to a type of consumer waste that is quite difficult to recycle. Ninety percent of each cup is converted back into paper fiber, and the other 10% (the plastic lining) is sent to be recycled. Every sheet of 380 gsm Extract contains at least 5 upcycled coffee cups.

As G.F Smith says, “Extract is not the solution to the world's coffee cup problem, but it is our contribution to try and tackle a global design problem.”

Qualities: Compostable, PCW, Recyclable Manufactured: United Kingdom




PAPER:
Tree-based Fiber


As a material that’s both easily recyclable and compostable, paper can be a great resource. To lessen our reliance on virgin wood and divert our waste, these stocks feature a high percentage of recycled fiber content with an emphasis on post-consumer waste (PCW).




1.

Favini:
Shiro Echo


favini.com
Favini’s Echo is made from 100% PCW and is available in two shades of white.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: Italy
Favini: Shiro Echo paper sample book



2.

French Paper: 
Construction


frenchpaper.com
Nearly all of French's colorful papers in its Construction collection are made with 100% recycled content. A handful are also made with 30% PCW.
Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW (some), Recyclable, Recycled
Manufactured: USA
French Paper: Construction paper sample book



3.

French Paper:
Dur-O-Tone


frenchpaper.com
Nearly all of French’s heavyweight Dur-O-Tone stocks are made with 100% recycled content.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, Recyclable, Recycled (some)
Manufactured: USA
French Paper: Dur-O-Tone paper sample book



4.

French Paper:
Kraft-Tone


frenchpaper.com
Every stock in French’s Kraft-Tone collection is made with 100% PCW.

Qualities: Compostable, PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
French Paper: Kraft Tone paper sample book



5.

French Paper:
Speckletone


frenchpaper.com
Every stock in French’s Speckletone collection is made from 100% recycled content, of which 30% of that is PCW.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
French Paper: Speckletone paper sample book



6.

MetsäBoard: 
Eco-Barrier (Food Packaging Paper)


metsaboard.com
MetsäBoard offers a plastic-free paperboard specifically designed for food packaging. A protective food-safe coating allows it to withstand grease and moisture while still remaining recyclable among paper and cardboard products.

Qualities: Recyclable
Manufactured: Finland 
MetsäBoard: Eco-Barrier food packaging paper



7.

Mohawk:
Carnival+Via


mohawkconnects.com
Mohawk’s Carnival and Via collections feature several colored stocks with 30% PCW.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW (some), Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
Mohawk: Carnival + Via paper sample book



8.

Mohawk:
Loop


mohawkconnects.com
Mohawk’s Loop collection features around a dozen colored stocks, all made with 50-100% PCW.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
Mohawk: Loop paper sample book



9.

Mohawk:
Options & Navajo


mohawkconnects.com
Half of Mohawk’s white stocks in the Options and Navajo collections are made with 100% PCW.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW (some), Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
Mohawk: Options and Navajo paper sample book



10.

Neenah:
Classics


neenahpaper.com
Neenah’s broad Classic Papers collection (Crest, Linen, Laid, and others) features a variety of white and colored stocks made with 30% PCW. Not all stocks in the collection are made with recycled content, so do look carefully.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW (some), Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
Neenah: Classics paper



11.

Neenah:
Conservation


neenahpaper.com
Neenah’s Conservation stock is both environmental and economical. This singular bright white stock is made with 100% PCW.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: USA





12.

Neenah:
Environment


neenahpaper.com
Every stock in Neenah’s Environment collection features at least 30% PCW. A couple of stocks are made with an impressive 100% PCW content.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
Neenah: Environment paper



13.

Neenah:
Royal Sundance


neenahpaper.com
Nearly every stock in Neenah’s Royal Sundance collection features at least 30% PCW.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW (most), Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
Neenah: Royal Sundance paper sample book



14.

Rolland:
Enviro Papers


rollandinc.com
Rolland offers a line of cost-effective white stocks made with impressively high percentages of post-consumer fibers (the majority of options feature 100% PCW). Whether you’re printing offset, digital, on just on the office copier, they’ve developed an enviro stock for each purpose.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
Rolland: Enviro Papers





PAPER:
Alternative Fiber


Paper doesn’t have to come from trees alone. Thanks to a few clever companies, these innovative stocks relieve pressure from forest resources, some simultaneously making use of our waste.




1.

Favini: 
Crush


favini.com
Favini’s Crush collection makes use of organic, non-GMO fruits and nuts that would otherwise end up in animal feed or landfills. This non-tree biomass makes up 15% of the papers’ content. Another 40% is made with PCW.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, Non-tree Biomass, PCW, Recyclable Manufactured: Italy 
Favini: Crush paper made with agro-industrial waste



2.

Favini:
Shiro Alga Carta


favini.com
Favini’s Alga Carta was created to make use of a damaging algae bloom that threatened the fragile ecosystem of Italy's Venice lagoon. By harvesting the algae, the company successfully relieved the lagoon, and their concept has now been extended to other fragile marine areas in Europe.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, Non-tree Biomass, Recyclable
Manufactured: Italy
Favini: Shiro Alga Carta algae paper sample book



3.

Favini:
Shiro Tree Free


favini.com
Favini’s Shiro Tree Free collection is made with fibers from annual plants including bamboo, cotton, and bagasse. As the name says, there is zero tree content in the paper.

Qualities: Compostable, Non-tree Biomass, Recyclable
Manufactured: Italy
Favini: Shiro Tree Free paper sample book



4.

Green Field:
Hemp & Plantable Seed Papers


greenfieldpaper.com
Green Field specializes in tree-free papers. Their Hemp Heritage stock is made of 25% hemp and 75% PCW. Their wildflower seed-embedded plantable papers are handmade with 100% recycled fibers. Green Field offers a wide range of customization options.

Qualities: Compostable, Non-tree Biomass, PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: USA



5.

Gmund:
Bio Cycle


gmund.com
Up to 50% of each stock in Gmund’s Bio Cycle collection is made from an alternative plant source: wheat straw, grass, cotton, and hemp.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, Non-tree Biomass, PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: Germany
Gmund: Bio Cycle paper



6.

Neenah:
Folding Board


neenahpaper.com
Neenah Folding Boards, designed specifically for packaging, feature between 30% to 100% PCW. They also offer options made with hemp.

Qualities: Compostable, FSC Certified, Non-tree Biomass (some), PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
Neenah: Folding Board paper sample book



7.

MOO:
T-Shirt Paper


moo.com
Created in collaboration with Mohawk, MOO's cotton stock is made with 100% recycled cotton, specifically the offcuts from tee manufacturing. These scraps would otherwise by tossed in landfills. This stock is only available for printing with MOO.

Qualities: Compostable, Non-tree Biomass, PCW, Recyclable
Manufactured: USA
MOO: T-Shirt Paper



8.

PaperWise:
Paper & Folding Board


paperwise.eu
PaperWise offers a range of stocks and folding boards all made with between 50-100% agricultural waste. By making use of the non-edible parts of crops, PaperWise lessens our reliance on trees and gives value to materials that would otherwise be discarded. Be sure to check out their FAQs.

Qualities: Compostable, Non-tree Biomass (partial), Recyclable
Manufactured: Asia & South America
PaperWise: Paper & Folding Board



9.

Rockstock


stonepaper.co.nz
Rockstock is a tree-free, mineral-based paper manufactured from quarry waste and industry offcuts typically destined for the landfill. The waste is ground into calcium carbonate powder and bound together with HDPE resin in a process which requires no water. The paper is freezer-safe, FDA compliant, and greaseproof. It’s also water resistant, which could make it a nice substitute for synthetic papers (think: restaurant menus).

Qualities: Compostable, Non-tree Biomass, Recyclable (HDPE #2)
Manufactured: Taiwan
Rockstock paper made from quarry waste

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