I want to use recycled or tree-free paper for my letters. Any suggestions?

Yes! And thank you for choosing to use recycled paper for your Vote Forward letters. You can find recycled and tree-free paper for purchase online, at major office supply stores, or at a local shop that carries printer paper. 

Switching to 100% recycled paper that is acid and chlorine free saves [1]:

  • 100% of the trees,
  • 31% of the energy,
  • 53% of the water, and produces
  • 39% less solid waste.

It also produces less carbon and methane: The EPA has identified the decomposition of paper as among the most significant sources of landfill methane.

The most environmentally beneficial paper typically has most of the following qualities:

  • 100% recycled content, post consumer recycled material 
  • Made of ‘tree-free’, recycled agro-industrial waste (Sugar Cane, Bamboo, other)
  • Acid-free
  • Elemental chlorine free (ECF) (preferred)
  • White or bright white paper stock
  • Quality assurance tested to be jam-free for general printer use
  • Made in the USA (preferred)

Some great options to consider:

  • Mohawk: 100% recycled paper, Acid Free, Made with Wind Power
  • Hammerhill Great White: 100% recycled paper, Acid Free, Made in the USA, Forest Stewardship Council certified
  • Tree Zero: Made from Sugar Cane Waste, 100% recycled, Acid Free, Chlorine Free, Carbon Neutral