Making Paper Production Sustainable

Paper production is a highly toxic, carbon-emitting, water-intensive, and forest-reliant industry. There are a number of ways to improve the environmental impact of the sector. The goal is to increase the rates of recycled paper in large paper sectors, reduce sourcing from endangered forests, and maximize clean production.

Specifically, the Fund welcomes proposals that:

  • Assist major paper users and suppliers to adopt environmentally preferable paper practices.
  • Support networks that align paper production and consumption strategies and goals.
  • Provide information to consumers about responsible purchasing and recycling.