CO2 and Greenhouse Gases - Recycled Papers

Reducing CO2 and Greenhouse Gases

Recycled Paper and Greenhouse Gases

When it reaches the end of its life-cycle, paper that is sent to landfill or incinerated will produce further greenhouse gases as it degrades. Greenhouse gas emissions have caused a rapid increase in the Earth’s temperature which, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has risen by over 0.7°C in Europe over the last century.

That’s why it’s so important to recycle paper and give it a second life. In comparison:

  • Manufacturing recycled paper produces less CO2 and Greenhouse gases than virgin fibre paper.
  • Manufacturing one tonne of 100% recycled paper emits 38% less CO2* than paper produced from virgin fibres. The emissions saved is the equivalent to driving from Paris to Moscow in the average European car.

*based on Eural figures

Assessing our emissions

Arjowiggins Graphic has chosen to have its greenhouse gas emissions assessed by a recognised independent body; Labelia Conseil. This ensures figures presented in the Environmental Benefit Statement and in our Environmental Declarations are accurate and definite.

The inclusion of an ‘Environmental Declaration’ on every Arjowiggins Graphic product range provides the customer with clear information on the carbon footprint associated with their choice of paper.

“WWF International works with best-in-class companies in order to effect change throughout the entire sector by pushing sector leaders to take on ever more ambitious CO2 reduction targets. The Arjowiggins Graphic agreement is an opportunity to demonstrate that low carbon solutions exist even within sectors that are generally considered difficult.”
Bruce Haase, Head Climate and Business Engagement at WWF International: