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The environmental calculator in practice

It’s easy, just enter the details of your print job into the Eco-Calculator and customise your layout= select the paper, the grammage, and number of sheets required for the cover and the inside pages for your specific print job. Select the size and type in the quantity of your specific print job.

The environmental calculator gives you instantaneous results clearly showing the precise environmental benefits for any job you choose to print on recycled paper.

To make it easy to show the world, we’ll supply your Environmental Benefit Statement in the form of hi-res artwork or text that you can include in corporate documents, annual reports, promotional literature, and so on. It’s a simple, transparent way to highlight your CSR commitments to the people who matter.

The calculations explained

ecocalc_landfillLandfill: savings made by recovering waste paper instead of it being sent to incineration or landfill. This calculation takes into account the entire de-inking process. At the end of its life, paper that is either sent to landfill or incineration produces greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide or methane) during its deterioration. Methane is proved to be 25 times more noxious than carbon dioxide as regards to greenhouse gas effects. This is the reason why it is essential to recycle and give paper a second life.

ecocalc_carbonCO2 emissions savings: The difference between the emissions produced when manufacturing a specific virgin fibre paper compared to the manufacture of a specific recycled paper.The carbon footprint is evaluated by Labelia Conseil in accordance with the Bilan Carbone® methodology. Calculations are based on a comparison between the chosen recycled paper and the virgin fibre paper according to the latest European BREF data available (virgin fibre paper). The results are obtained according to technical information and subject to modifications.

ecocalc_carCO2 emissions equivalent savings: These are translated into kilometres with the calculation based on a lower-end car: 100 g CO2 / Km.
Water savings: The comparison between the water consumption used to produce a specific virgin fibre paper and the water consumption needed to produce a specific recycled paper. (Sources: BREF data).

ecocalc_energyEnergy savings. The comparison between the energy consumption used to produce a specific virgin fibre paper and the energy consumption needed to produce a specific recycled paper.

ecocalc_woodWood consumptions savings: The savings made by using recovered waste paper instead of virgin fibres.
Finally the results are calculated by taking in consideration the savings for 1 tonne of recycled paper compared with 1 tonne of virgin fibre based paper. This also takes into account the level of ash and fibre.