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What does EPAT measure?

July 2015

EPAT collects data around seven categories that represent opportunities for environmental performance improvement along the supply chain of paper sourcing, manufacturing and use. …

Why do companies use EPAT?

September 2015

EPAT provides a framework for the most comprehensive, fact-based evaluation of the environmental performance of paper available today. EPAT helps companies: Make informed …

Recovered Paper as a Fiber Source

August 2015

Recycling is an important aspect of the forest products supply chain. The use of recycled fiber can reduce the demand …

Introduction to Certification

August 2015

Growing environmental awareness and consumer demand for more socially responsible businesses helped third-party forest certification emerge in the 1990s as …

Why Aren’t More Forests Certified?

August 2015

Protecting and managing forests, and all the essential services forests provide, is critical to the well-being of our planet and …

Advancing the Conversation on Forest Certification

August 2014

Members across the forest products supply chain met in Charlotte, NC on June 12 for GreenBlue’s first-ever Forest Certification Innovation …

Design For Recovery Guidelines for Paper Packaging

August 2015

GreenBlue’s Design for Recovery Guidelines for Paper Packaging was written to connect packaging designers with available recovery options in order …

Guidelines for Sustainable Paper Products

July 2015

The Guidelines for Sustainable Paper Products is being released as a living document with the understanding that sustainability is a …

Environmentally Preferable Paper Defined

August 2015

EPAT defines environmentally preferable paper in terms of seven interconnected desired outcomes that represent opportunities for improvement:  Efficient use and conservation …