- Our common visionOur Common VisionThe European Environmental Paper Network formed through a collaborative process during 2005 to create a Common Vision for Transforming the European Paper Industry. The vision was launched in Frankfurt in January 2006. It has 5 pillars: reduce paper consumption reduce reliance on virgin fibre ensure social responsibility source fibre responsibly ensure clean production.A similar vision and network has developed in North America (see www.environmentalpaper.org), and visioning processes are underway in several regions in the global south, including Indonesia, Australia and Latin America. Download the Common Vision: Common Vision Sign the Common Vision and become a member.
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- ContactThe European Environmental Paper Network
CoordinatorDaniel Hausknost 198 Orme Road Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire ST5 2PD UK Tel: +44-1782-769853 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SEND US A MESSAGE:
What are the environmental and social concerns about paper production? What is the link between the paper industry and climate change? And why should we use less paper?
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Using less paper can make the world a fairer place. By using more than six times the world average, most Europeans and North Americans are using far more than our fair share of the Earth’s resources…
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Our favourite paper tools and resources…
Member organisations of the European Environmental Paper Network are working together to stop paper products being sold in Europe that have come from forest destruction in Indonesia.
The Indonesian forests are the homes of communities of indigenous and other peoples whose livelihoods depend on forest resources. They are rich in biodiversity, including rare species such as Sumatran tigers, orang-utans, elephants and rhinos. Many of the remaining rainforests grow on deep peat soils, which release massive amounts of carbon when laid bare by logging and used for intensive tree production. The destruction of Indonesia’s forests and conversion to pulp plantations is therefore a huge social, environmental and climate disaster and working together to stop it is the EEPN’s top priority.