New Leaf Paper announces FSC Certification for Primavera Gloss Coated Paper and an Increase to 60-Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Content
SAN FRANCISCO, CA— New Leaf Paper has earned certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for its high−end gloss coated paper, New Leaf Primavera. The Forest Stewardship Council supports responsible use of forest resources and its FSC certification logo has become a hallmark of environmental responsibility in the paper industry. New Leaf Paper further augmented the environmental specifications of New Leaf Primavera by increasing the post−consumer recycled waste content (PCW) to 60 percent and manufacturing it with electricity that is offset with Green−e certified renewable energy certificates. Most recycled coated papers in the U.S. fall well below this standard, containing only 10 percent to 30 percent PCW. New Leaf Paper set the previous standard with their product lines New Leaf Reincarnation Matte and New Leaf Sakura 100 Silk, made with 50% PCW and 100% PCW respectively.
New Leaf Primavera Gloss is a glassy, double−coated sheet that is known for high brightness (91), high print fidelity and competitive pricing. This ready−to−ship inventory item is suitable for annual reports, book jackets, marketing materials and other projects requiring high−resolution imagery.
“Our customers asked us to add a high−quality, gloss−coated paper to our product line and after researching virtually every manufacturer in North America, we found none that could produce anything above 30% post−consumer recycled content,” said Jeff Mendelsohn, CEO of New Leaf Paper. “Searching the globe, we found a mill in the Italian countryside to manufacture New Leaf Primavera and we are proud that this market−leading beautiful environmental paper is now both FSC and Green−e certified.”
Leaf Primavera Gloss and Silk meets the highest environmental standards:
• FSC certified
• 80% recycled content, 60% post−consumer waste
• Manufactured with electricity that is offset with Green−e® certified renewable wind energy certificates, which helps reduce the nation’s output of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming
• 80% processed chlorine free, which helps protect rivers from poisonous chlorine