Alternative Paper and Wood Providers

These organizations and links have resources that can help you find alternative wood and paper sources to Weyerhaeuser and Xerox.


ForestEthics

ForestEthics is dedicated to protecting forests by redirecting US markets towards ecologically sound alternatives. This site can direct your company to many economically competitive alternatives to endangered forest and non-recycled paper products.

Forest Stewardship Council
You can purchase paper products that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. The FSC has an online database that lists all companies that abide by its ecologically responsible principles.

Conservatree
Conservatree is a nonprofit catalyst and advocate for ecologically sustainable paper markets, combining environmental commitment with paper industry and technical savvy. Conservatree provides practical tools and realistic strategies, such as consulting, for institutionss to successfully convert to environmentally sound systems. Go to

US Green Building Council
Developers of the LEED green building rating system, the US Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. The US Green Building Council has an for institutions who want to build in a responsible manner.

Coop America
Co-op America offers practical steps for using your consumer and investor power for social change. Co-op America’s WoodWise Program works to preserve forests by reducing the demand for wood products and promoting sustainable alternatives.

Greenpeace Canada
If you’re looking for alternative tissue paper sources please look at Greenpeace’s guide to ancient forest friendly tissue products .

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Exploding levels of wood and paper consumption in thedeveloping world are driving global deforestation. A mere 22 percent ofthe world’s population—those living in the United States, Europe andJapan – consume more than half of the world’s timber and nearlythree-quarters of the world’s paper.

There are many guide books and organizations that specialize inhelping businesses implement reduction techniques and strategies thatreducethe overall quantity of wood and paper purchased, as well asincreasethe amount of wood and paper that is recycled.

Coop America
Co-opAmerica offers practical steps for using yourconsumer and investor power for social change. Co-op America’sWoodWise Program works to preserve forests by reducing the demand for wood products and promoting sustainable alternatives. for a link to their wood wise consumer guide.

Resource Conservation Alliance
The Resource Conservation Alliance provides consumers and businesses with tips on how they can reduce their demand for wood and paper products.

EPA Wastewide
WasteWiseisa free, voluntary, EPA program helping U.S. organizations reduce and eliminate their production of costly municipal solid waste, which includes the production of wood and paper waste, benefitting the bottom line and the environment.

Conservatree
Conservatree is a nonprofit catalyst and advocate for ecologically sustainablepapermarkets, combining environmental commitment with paper industryandtechnical savvy. Conservatree provides practical tools andrealisticstrategies, such as consulting, for companies to successfullyconvert toenvironmentally sound systems.